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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....
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7 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY250071

Incident Report #94 2011

While winding up the previous incident we were made aware of a second walker, also seperated from his companions around Angle Tarn. Enquiries were being made and a search organised when the man phoned from The Woolpack Inn in Eskdale.
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3 team members for 1 hour, plus Kendal MRT
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NY245079

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 #27 1975

A search of Tongue Ghyll, Grasmere was made by team members and two search dogs after four young boys had heard whistle blasts and seen a yellow coloured coat high on the fells. After three hours the search was called off and nothing was found. Footnote: There was no explanation for the whistles, but the yellow coloured coat could have been a sheep which had been sheared and newly dyed. However, the team did by chance find four school girls from Blackpool as they were leaving the fell coming down from Grisedale Tarn.
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Incident Report #16 1975

A massive search was put into operation when a holidaymaker from London was reported missing from a Grasmere Hotel. Mountain rescue teams from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire as well as the R.A.F. Search and Rescue Dog Association and an R.A.F. helicopter from Acklington took part. The missing man was found dead at the bottom of Pavey Ark, Langdale at 3.30 p.m. the same day by one of the rescue parties. Footnote: There were 320 mountain rescue personnel and helpers on the hills by 11.00 a.m.
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Incident Report #14 1975

A search was mounted by the team when a local woman, aged 46, from Grasmere was reported missing in the Grasmere area. She was found by the team in a field unharmed but suffering from severe shock at 6 p.m. on the same day. Footnote: This was not a fellwalking or climbing call-out. The weather was clear, warm and sunny.
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Incident Report #9 1975

A search was made of Loughrigg Fell, Ambleside, after two white flares had been seen high on the fell, by people living in Ambleside. A search was made by team members with search dogs. The search was called off at 2.45 a.m. on 18th February and nothing was found. Footnote: Once again, reports of flares remain unsolved and are proving to be a mystery. The weather was misty with drizzle and the ground was very wet.
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Incident Report #5 1975

A man raised the alarm for five missing people from Warrington who were overdue in Langdale. The team had just started to search the intended route when the missing group turned up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale. Two of the party had sprained ankles, which were treated by the team doctor. Footnote: The weather conditions were poor, with low mist and intermittent rain and it was dark. The party had no idea of map reading and had walked five miles out of their way before they found themselves, by pure chance, in the Langdale Valley.
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Incident Report #4 1975

The team searched Lang Howe and Raw Pike areas {Grasmere and Langdale sides) after local residents at Grasmere had seen two white flares high on the fells. The search was called off at 11.00 p.m. and nothing was found. Footnote: The weather was very good, with clear skies. This was a false alarm with good intent.
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Incident Report #3 1975

Twelve team members assisted the Yorkshire Dales teams at Grassington Yorkshire, for a missing boy lost on the moors for two days. The boy was found safe and well at 10.30 a.m. on 13th February, walking members of the Langdale/Ambleside M.R.T. Footnote: This young boy had started out to meet up with a larger group who had set out earlier.
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Incident Report #1 1975

A search was made of Far Easedale, Whythburn Ghyll, Easedale Tarn, Stake Pass and Greenup Edge, for four fell walkers who were walking from Keswick to Grasmere over the fells. All four were found safe at Steel End, Armboth at 10.30 a.m. on 2nd January. Coniston M.R.T. assisted. Footnote: These walkers were ill equipped in every detail. They started off too late in the afternoon for such a walk, added to which the weather conditions were very poor — low mist, with intermittent rain, and fast running becks in full flood.
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Incident Report #26 1994

Two men had begun to walk back from Eskdale to Langdale to collect their cars left the previous evening, leaving 6 friends behind. The police informed us that they had not collected their cars at 1.30 am. A search of the roads located the two men in the morning, having left the comfort of their bed and breakfast. They did not consider telling anybody. However, we told them something.
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