Fellwalking (winter)

Incident Report #8 2019

Thu, 24th January 2019, 13:30
Male with leg injury in Scandale. Evacuated by team vehicle
Man Hours: 
4 team members for 1.5 hours
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Incident Report #23 2018

Thu, 5th April 2018, 09:39
A body was located by a passing walker. We were unable to recontact so the team mobilised along with Great North Air Ambulance. Once on scene it was confirmed that the casualty was deceased and her body was flown to the valley floor for onward transport to Ambleside
Man Hours: 
15 team members for 5 hours
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Incident Report #17 2018

Fri, 16th March 2018, 17:15

Two people reported themselves cragfast on the Great Slab on Bowfell.

In darkness and very poor weather conditions they were located and assisted from the hill. Make no mistake; full winter conditions still prevail on the high fells

This was a difficult and protracted rescue

Man Hours: 
11 team members for 9 hours
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Incident Report #16 2018

Sat, 24th February 2018, 11:29
A man fell on steep frozen ground, coming to rest after 100m metres or more. He sustained serious injuries including a shattered kneecap, and suspected fractured tibia and fibula and wrist. This was a prolonged rescue from a very difficult location, made more difficult by one of the helicopters that came to help suffering a mechanical problem while refuelling at Walney Island
Man Hours: 
17 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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Incident Report #14 2018

Sun, 18th February 2018, 18:24
Three women lost the path while trying to find a way off the hill. The wandered on to steep ground in the dark. We were able to locate them through detective work on old-school looking and shouting. They were escorted off
Man Hours: 
13 team members for 4 hours
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Incident Report #13 2018

Fri, 16th February 2018, 13:30
We were requested to assist Patterdale and Keswick MRTs with an incident where a man was seen to fall and slide out of sight. Poor phone signal meant that further information was hard to come by, so a search to locate both the man and his group was organised. In the meantime, they managed to reunite, with the man luckily having suffered only minor injuries, but they'd struggled to get through on the phone to report this. They were located by LAMRT members in the lower reaches of Tongue Ghyll. The man was assessed and confirmed to have had a lucky escape!
Man Hours: 
9 team members for 2 hours
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Incident Report #128 2017

Sat, 30th December 2017, 16:28
A woman slipped on very wet, thawing ground and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital
Man Hours: 
10 team members for 3.5 hours
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Incident Report #127 2017

Fri, 29th December 2017, 13:05
An Ambleside resident reported seeing someone slip and fall a considerable distance on a snow covered hillside. We were unable to establish whether anyone was injured from the valley bottom, so a couple of team members went to check. Nothing was found. False alarm with good intent
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 2 hours
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Incident Report #126 2017

Tue, 26th December 2017, 20:26
Two men reported themselves in difficulty in the dark and snow near Little Stand. They were located by SARLOC and pointed towards safety. Two team members were dispatched to meet and escort them off the hill
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 4 hours
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Incident Report #124 2017

Mon, 11th December 2017, 17:58
A male slipped on an icy path sustaining a lower leg injury
Man Hours: 
11 team members for 1.5 hours
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