Rossett Ghyll

Incident Report #55 2019

A teenage male became separated from his family as he proceeded ahead of them while descending to Stake Pass from Mart Crag Moor. They searched the area around Stake Pass, then called the team. A search was organised and he was located coming down from Rossett Ghyll. We were assisted by Keswick MRT and Lake District Mountain Search and Rescue Dogs

Man Hours
19 team members for 2 hours, plus Keswick MRT, and LDSMRDA
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OS Grid Reference
NY256072

Incident Report #95 2011

And another... a couple were reported making very slow progress descending the Rossett Ghyll path... There was concern that they wouldn't make it down before dark. A quick search was organised, followed by a slightly more extensive one, focused on some rough ground around where the abruptly changed direction. Nothing was found, so it was assumed the couple made it out before dark and somehow evaded us....
Man Hours
7 team members for 1.5 hours
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OS Grid Reference
NY250071

Incident Report #37 1975

A 41 year old woman from Oldham became benighted at Rossett Ghyll after setting out from Borrowdale at 3 p.m. to walk to Langdale. The team with two dogs searched from Stake Pass to Angle Tarn and Rossett Ghyll and the woman was found at 3.30 a.m. the next morning, 29th December, half way up Rossett Ghyll. She was unharmed. Footnote: This woman started from Borrowdale alone to do a four hour walk at 3 p.m. — with one hour of daylight left, and her fell walking experience should have told her not to attempt such a foolish thing.

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Incident Report #68 1998

Eighteen mountain bikers were reported missing en route from Wasdale to Great Langdale. We located 13 of them, the other 5 having not started out. They were all OK, but making slow progress. They were escorted to the valley floor and then transported to their accommodation. A bit of a shambles, and a major under-estimation of the difficulties to be encountered on their chosen route.
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Incident Report #25 2000

A 19 year-old-woman slipped and pitched forward sustaining head and neck injuries. Because of the potential seriousness of her injuries, she was airlifted to West Cumberland hospital. X-rays later showed only bruising. Some of our casualties are trussed like oven-ready-chickens, and end up having little wrong with them. This may seem like overkill, but is much safer than if we leave a serious injury unsupported. Spinal and neck injuries are often difficult to diagnose on the hill, but if not treated carefully, could lead to paralysis or even death.

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