Fellwalking

Incident Report #11 2024

A young woman phoned for help when overwhelmed by weather at Esk Hause. Very poor phone signal meant information was scant so we set off equipped for most eventualities. She was located uninjured at the bottom of Rossett Ghyll having been assisted down by two other people  

 

#beadventuresmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the right equipment?

Do I have the skills?

Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY234082

Incident Report #6 2024

Questionable decision making led to a couple going on to the high fells despite warnings of the approaching storm Isha. Forced to abandon a heavy rucsack they found themselves unable to continue and called for help. With considerable difficulty they were recovered in a joint effort by LAMRT, Patterdale, and RAF Leeming and Valley MRTs. A Coastguard helicopter also attempted access but was unable due to extreme weather conditions

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the skills?

Do I have the equipment?

Man Hours
18 team members, plus Patterdale, RAF Leeming & Valley MRTs
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY370108

Incident Report #3 2024

An apparent distress signal was sighted in the area of Side Pike. Team members met the informant and took a look. Nothing was seen and it was agreed any urgent situation had passed and this was a false alarm with good intent

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY291054

Incident Report #109 2023

A couple became benighted when they were unable to find their way down from Dow Bank, Langdale. They were located via SARLOC and recovered by the team 

#beadventuresmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do you know the weather forecast?

Have you got the skills?

Have you got the equipment?

Man Hours
3 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY333059

Incident Report #100 2023

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

#BeAventureSmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the right skills?

Do I have the right equipment?

Man Hours
11 team members for 6 hours, plus Wasdale NRT
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY239072

Incident Report #95 2023

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

Man Hours
6 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285105

Incident Report #94 2023

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

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY244069

Incident Report #92 2023

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

Man Hours
18 team members for 5.25 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY248047

Incident Report #84 2023

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

Man Hours
8 team members for 2.75 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY349071

Incident Report #77 2023

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.

Man Hours
19 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY249077