Fellwalking (sort of!)

Incident Report #40 2016

A pregnant woman in a large group started suffering abdominal pains at the dam at Stickle Tarn. The team responded and an air ambulance was requested to assist. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance. The remainder of the group, of very variable ages, fitness and equipment levels were assisted down the hill. One of our more 'interesting' adventures this year...

Man Hours
14 team members for 3.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY287075

Incident Report #91 2015

There's plenty of advice out there about what is considered suitable wear for venturing in to the hills, and a good deal suggesting what might NOT be regarded as suitable. To be fair, it would be difficult to find any that included mention of a  leopard-print onesie... he was also hypoglycaemic and hypothermic, possibly contributed to by pre-exisitng medical condition.. and did I mention theleopard-print onesie..?

Anyway, we did our stuff, and he was evacuated by Search and Rescue helicopter to hospital

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY3027007889

Incident Report #40 1994

Five young people were "playing around" on very rough and steep ground, their shouts and cries were heard by several other walkers around Blea Tarn on the other side of the valley. These people raised the alarm as they thought this group were in trouble. The team located the culprits and escorted them back to the car park, having a "quiet word" with them on the way. Enough said.
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Incident Report #2 1974

Male (18 years) of Walthamstow, London, slipped and fell 40 feet into a gulley on Todd Crag, Loughrigg. He sustained serious multiple injuries and was taken down the fell on a stretcher by the team, and then to the County Hospital, Kendal.
Footnote: This youth was larking about with three friends when he slipped. He had no previous experience of the fells and no proper clothing (tee shirt and jeans) or footwear (smooth soled shoes). None of his so called friends accompanied him to hospital.

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Incident Report #6 1983

Many people reported the sighting of a red flare. The Team, having just completed rescue no. 5 turned out again. As most of the high crags were still under winter conditions all essential rescue gear was deployed. The Team reached Stickle Tarn and found a 'bored' couple setting off flares, not knowing the consequences. Escorted off the fell and dealt with by the local police officers.