A592 Kirkstone Pass

Incident Report #4 2014

A two vehicle RTC cause injuries to three people in the snow at Kirkstone Pass. We were called to assist. With an ambulance on scene, but itself also stuck, we assisted Paramedics. One person was evacuated with back injuries, using our stretcher and there were two walking wounded. Approximately 8 other people were evacuated from the road because it was blocked by the snow and crashed vehicles. It would be fair to say that the road was not in any condition to be used before the collision occurred. Patterdale MRT attended form their side of the pass as well.

Man Hours
17 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY403087

Incident Report #11 2012

Following an RTC on an icy road, a family informed police by phone that they intended to walk back the 2.5 miles home. When they hadn't returned home after a reasonable time, they were reported overdue. A search was being organised when they turned up

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY414037

Incident Report #2 1987

Having just returned from call out number 1, the team was called again. Two youths from Leyland, with inadequate clothing and footwear, fell some distance over snow covered ledges. Casualty with pelvic, leg injuries and exposure was stretcher lowered over the main buttress to base of crag, whilst second casually with exposure was lowered down Kilnshaw Chimney.

Incident Type

Incident Report #5 1984

Whilst being taken to hospital with a broken leg, a man aged 40 from the Kirkstone Pass Inn was trapped for 5 hours in his snow-bound Land Rover. The team's Land Rover, with special studded snow tyres and a "digging crew" recovered passenger and vehicle and returned both to Kirkstone Top.
Weather conditions: gale force winds, deep snow drifts, Pass road blocked.