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Incident Report #43 2011

Team assisted Wasdale MRT with a search for a man seperated from his father and brother on the walk back from Scafell to Langdale.. he was not very fit, couldn't navigate and had little by way of equipment... so when he got tired.... in their words "in agreement with me and his brother was making his own slower progress and we would wait for him to catch up. This method we had used on the way up.

Man Hours
2 team members for 2 hours
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NY225080

Incident Report #40 2011

A group of six got stuck on Crinkle Crags when they couldn't find Three Tarns, and then in retracing their steps to the Bad Step, couldn't descend it or find their way around it. They were told to stay at the top of the Bad Step and team members recovered them from there. A group of two had been successfully 'talked' off Crinkle Crag earlier in the day. It remains a frustration that people are going in to the hills without the full set off skills to get them up and back DOWN, or the ability to make good judgement calls and avoid trouble.
Man Hours
9 team members for 4 hours
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OS Grid Reference
NY248048

Incident Report #17 1993

A well intentioned man reported seeing a man shouting for help. Believing that a climbing accident may have occurred on Pavey Ark, team members searched the area, with the assistance of a helicopter. Nothing was found so the search was called off. While descending Mill Gyhll, team members saw three youths 'raving' to a portable cassette player. They ran away when approached. Draw your own conclusions.
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Incident Report #16 1993

A massive search was undertaken for a 50 year old couple who had seperated from their companions and failed to reach their rendevous at Kirkstone Pass. The man found his way off the fell the next morning and a helicopter located the body of his wife on The Knott soon after. She is thought to have died of hypothermia. The search lasted 16 hours and 150 personnel from 8 Mountain Rescue Teams and a Helicopter took part in appalling weather conditions.
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Incident Report #76 1995

Another man was reported overdue. We decided that they were probably together. This proved to be the case when they were located unhurt at 7.45 a.m next day. The weather conditions were playing up that night. Some hill parties were experiencing calm conditions and others were experiencing gales and snow, only a few miles apart.
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Incident Report #66 1995

A search was mounted for this young couple after they were reported missing the previous evening by their parents. No-one had any idea where they were until their car was found in Langdale. A large area search was started and they were located safe and well in Rossett Ghyll. We were assisted by a helicopter from RAF Leconfield, MRTs from RAF Valley, Keswick, Furness, and Kendal and 16 SARDA dogs.
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Incident Report #19 1995

The moral of this story is, that if you tell someone that you are stuck in a particular place, and you turn out to be somewhere else, it delays the rescue process enormously.Two men used a mobile phone to alert us of their plight. They were stuck in a snow gully on Eagle Crag, and felt unable to get themselves out. They had no ice axes or crampons. However, when we went to Eagle Crag, climbed all the gullies and scoured the top and bottom of the crag, we realised they weren't there. The weather conditions were deteriorating and from the continued phone conversation, so was theirs.
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