The team were requested to assist multiple other Lakes team with a search for a missing father and son. Many had been out all night and our role was to check Rossett Ghyll, Angle Tarn and up to Esk Hause. Four team members were carrying out this task when the two were located having managed to walk out unaided in daylight
The team was made aware of a male who had wandered into Eskdale while trying to find his way back from Scafell to Langdale. He was initially given advice by a Wasdale MRT team leader before passing the monitoring of his progress over to LAMRT
He was sheltered overnight by an ML group who were camping overnight and finally pointed in the right direction to get off the hill
A group of 6 hired mountain bikes in Windermere with plans to cycle to Wasdale Head. Despite being warned about the difficulty of the route and the weather by the staff at the bike shop they continued with their plan. They were subsequently reported overdue at Wasdale Head by another family member.
The decision to search was postponed until next morning and the group walked out around 8am having spent a cold, wet and unpleasant night out on the mountains while search teams were deploying.
A man separated from his friends to continue to Bowfell while they returned to the valley. When he hadn't returned by 7pm a search was organised.
Luckily he was located by some mountain leaders, who where carrying out a night navigation exercise in the same place (commonly known as The Middle Of Nowhere!) as he went to ground, cold, hungry and very wet. They were able to contact police and pass their location and plan was hatched whereby they would walk him down to Lingcove Bridge, where he would be met by a Wasdale MRT group who had deployed to search that area.
We were requested to assist with a large scale search of the Central Fells for a couple who had been missing overnight. They were located by members of Kirby Stephen MRT, cold and wet
We were requested to assist Wasdale MRT with a large area search in the Central Fells. Five people had become separated from a very large group and failed to return. They were located near Styhead Tarn around midneight, cold and wet, by members of Keswick MRT.
The team were requested to assist with a search of the central fells for a woman who had become seperated from her partner near Great End. Despite a large scale overnight search, she was located next morning in Langdale
Car parking areas in Langdale were checked for a vehicle belonging to a man reported as missing. He was eventually located in Ennerdale. A number of teams were involved in the search
A couple had spent the night out in the Scafell Pike region. Efforts to locate them overnight were unsuccessful, so the search was scaled up first thing.
Teams from ourselves, Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon and Furness and searh dogs were all involved.
They were located near the summit of the Pike, assisted to below the cloud base and evacuated by Royal Navy Sea King
A search for two males rapidly spread to involve four teams; Langdale Ambleside, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick MRTs and Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs for two young men, lost on their way back to Langdale on an ambitious walk to Scafell Pike.
The initial search took place in appalling weather with strong winds, low clouds and heavy rain and sleet. When all search plans had been carried out by 5:30am, the search was scaled down with a view to catching a nap, and some food and drink and scaling up.
A man phoned for help after losing his map and getting lost. He was able to give a detailed description of his route and he was located fairly quickly in the Mart Crag Moor area by team members. He was assisted off the fell down to Langdale.
A man was reported as having failed to return from a walk from the previous day. We were in the early stages of organising a search when he turned up.
The team were involved with a search for two people missing in the central fells, along with Keswick, Wasdale, Duddon MRT, and Lake District Search Dogs... They were located, unhurt at Mickledore stretcher box and escorted to safety.. Seems so easy when you say it like that!
A group were reported overdue from a long walk from Buttermere to Langdale. We were in the early stages of planning a search when the group made contact from their planned rendesvous point in Langdale, nearly four hours late.
A full scale search was mounted when 2 elderly gentlemen from Epsom, who were last seen at 1.00pm failed to arrive at Langdale. Six Lake District teams, R.A.F Linton M.R.T. and S.A.R.D.A., assisted by a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer, scoured the mist-shrouded fells. Located Martcrag Moor at 11.30am 22/11 /84. Both persons exhausted and suffering from incipient exposure. Airlifted to safety and flown to Ambleside Health Centre. Weather conditions: Heavy rain during the night, low cloud.
At the request of Wasdale M.R.T. a large search was mounted when three boys were reported missing. Eight teams, S.A.R.D.A., RAF Stafford M.R.T. and RAF Linton M.R.T., searched with negative results. Found on Wasdale campsite, had been there 18 hours.
The Team assisted by Keswick M.R.T. and S.A.R.D.A. searched in torrential rain for a 53 year old man from Lincoln who was reported overdue on walk from Scafell. The man who had neither torch, map nor compass, was found Benighted in Rossett Gill. Escorted to safety.
A full scale search was mounted for a solo walker aged 16 from Oxford. No-one knew his route. Local Teams assisted by S.A.R.D.A. R.A.F. Leeming M.R.T. and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer. Located 1.15 p.m. 30-10-82 at Esk Hause. Had slept overnight on Mickledore.
A father and son were reported as missing on a walk from Langdale to Scafell. A search was organised with help from Keswick and Wasdale MRTs and SARDA. After a number of reported sightings by people camping in the area, they were located near Greta Ghyll on the Corridor Route at 6.30am. They were okay, but cold and were evacuated to Wasdale. It turns out that they had got to Scafell by asking directions, but seem to have run out of people to ask for directions back again!
A 56-year-old man was reported overdue from his walk to Scafell. His car was found in Langdale. A search was organised and he was eventually located in the upper Esk valley at around 4am by a search dog. He had sustained a head injury, and was suffering from hypothermia. He was treated at the scene and then evacuated to Furness General Hospital by an RAF helicopter.