A group became benighted on Esk Pike. The initial call went to Wasdale MRT who were happy to pass it to us! They were recovered from Ore Gap and assisted down, cold and wet but unhurt
Ask yourself three questions
Do I know what the weather will do?
Do I have the right skills?
Do I have the right equipment?
We were requested to assist in a search for a solo walker who hadn’t been heard from while doing the Coast to Coast walk. We checked the ‘normal’ route through our area, failing to locate him. He was subsequently located outside our area, trapped between two swollen rivers and having made the sensible decision to wait for water levels to drop. He was recovered
A man tripped and sustained fractured wrist very close to the summit of Bowfell. The wrist was deformed and very painful. A discussion was had and the casualty and friend they agreed to attempt to keep moving towards Angle Tarn. The team were on the way when we were notified that an air ambulance had managed to uplift the casualty
We’d only just completed the previous rescue when we were notified of a second incident on Long Top, Crinkle Crag. We attended, along with members of Kendal MRT. The female casualty had sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated and then evacuated below the cloud base and picked up Coastguard helicopter. An air ambulance had attempted to assist but was unable due to high winds
A male was reported with suspected fractured femur and lower back injuries in Sawrey’s Wood, Elterwater
We were able to treat him and recover him to an ambulance waiting in the village
A 73-year-old male was reported overdue. We managed to make phone contact with him, confirming that he had become stuck on steep ground and suffering from exhaustion. He was located, assisted down and returned to his concerned wife for safe keeping
A woman slipped and heard a crack from her ankle. The incident was initially directed to Keswick MRT, but they quickly alerted us. We attended and recovered her to an ambulance waiting in Grasmere
A man was reported as unwell descending from Greenup Edge. The team were responding when we were notified that the air ambulance had reached him and was able to deal with the incident. We turned around and went home
Four young men became stuck on Rossett Pike, in cold and windy weather, unable to locate their way down. They also became separated when one of them moved to try and find a mobile signal. They were all eventually located and assisted down.
A woman reported herself lost near Sergeant Man. She was located using SARLOC and given directions to find her way to Stickle Tarn. Team members were tracking her progress when we were notified that she had come across another group who offered to see her down. We stood down
A woman became cragfast while wlaking with a family group. While we were responding, a second member of the party also became stuck trying to assist the first. Both were recovered uninjured
Sometimes we have an incident that just leaved you baffled and perplexed... a family group 'lost' a 19-year-old member when she 'wandered off' on the way to Loft Crag. Our 'normal' procedure in these circumstances is to contain the remaining group and locate the missing person, however this does require a certain level of cooperation from the group and this was not forthcoming... by 1830 all members of the group had been accounted for with the original lost person turning up in Langstrath, and another one who'd gone 'searching' for her located at Stake Pass...
A woman slipped and sustained a fracture/dislocation of her ankle. She was given analgesic and the dislocation was reduced before she was evacuated to an ambulance waiting in the valley. Smooth soled-shoes mays have been a factor in the slip