Bowfell

Incident Report #88 2018

88
Tue, 25th December 2018, 13:56
A man was unable to find his way down from Bowfell after the battery on his phone, his only means of navigation, went flat. He was located using SARLOC and subsequently by three team members and then escorted off the hill

An avoidable incident
Man Hours: 
4 team members for 7 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3713

Incident Report #48 2018

48
Sun, 27th May 2018, 15:15
A woman sustained a head injury in a fall on Bowfell. he was treated by team members and evacuated by Coastguard helicopter
Man Hours: 
12 team members for 5 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3673

Incident Report #17 2018

17
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3642

Incident Report #104 2017

104
Mon, 9th October 2017, 15:15

A group of three were reported lost on Bowfell. They were located on Crinkle Crags, given directions to find the way down and met on The Band and escorted the rest of the way

Man Hours: 
3 team members for 4 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3600

Incident Report #2 2017

2
Mon, 2nd January 2017, 15:35

A woman sutained an ankle injury on Bowfell. She managed to get a decent distance down The Band before succumbing to the pain and difficulty walking. She was evacuated the rest of the way by stretcher

Man Hours: 
20 team members for 3 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3492

Incident Report #11 2016

11
Sun, 14th February 2016, 15:14

A man slipped on frozen ground and sustained a serious shloulder injury. The team were on route when we were made aware that he'd been picked up by qir ambulance and evacuated

Man Hours: 
10 team members for 2 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3406

Incident Report #111 2015

111
Sat, 31st October 2015, 14:03

  A member of a group took a tumble up on the Climber's Traverse on Bowfell,  sustaining facial injuries. With our team already committed to the previous, serious incident, along with members of Kendal MRT, and  a Duddon MRT member who made the mistake of being at our base when it kicked off, it was necessary to request Coniston MRT to assist. This they did, and evacuated the man to the valley floor

Man Hours: 
5 team members for 2 hours, plus Coniston MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
3377

Incident Report #106 2014

106
Tue, 16th December 2014, 17:00

A couple phoned 999 when they became lost on the back of what they reported as Bowfell. Their call went through to Manx police, who in turn passed it on the ARCC Kinloss, who then contacted us. We were unable to recontact them to try and get more information about their location, so a search was organised. They were located at Cockley Beck as the search teams were deploying. A Seaking was on its way to assist to try and make best use of a spell of stable weather that we were enjoying but was able to turn back once they had been located

Man Hours: 
17 team members for 3.5 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3262

Incident Report #88 2014

88
Sat, 11th October 2014, 13:52

A third fell race competitor was injured in a fall, this time fracturing a wrist. This incident was also reported separately at two different locations, but confirmed near the summit of Bowfell. This incident was delegated primarily to Kendal MRT. The casualty was picked up by the helicopter, still with the previous casualty on board, and taken to hospital.

Man Hours: 
5 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
3242

Incident Report #80 2014

80
Sat, 13th September 2014, 21:21
Lights reportedly flashing a distress signal were spotted on The Band. There were several separate reports. A couple of team members went to investigate. It seems possible that some unidentified helicopter had been in the area, but had since moved on. False alarm with good intent
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 2 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3234
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