Easedale Tarn

Incident Report #30 2015

A woman walking with her son slipped and sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated by air ambulance and the carried by stretcher to their aircraft. She was then flown into the valley and transported back to Ambleside by team vehicle, then transferred to a conventional ambulance for transport to hospital.

Man Hours
12 team members for 2 hours, plus Kendal MRT standing by
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY3151408987

Incident Report #46 2014

A group of young people were camping at the tarn as part of an expedition. They decided to walk further uphill to watch the sunset. One of them became separated from the rest and subsequently suffered a fall. He sustained multiple injuries, including his head, pelvis and arm. He phoned for help, but was fairly vague about where he was. We managed to locate his companion's camp, and subsequently him. He was treated by team members and airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

Man Hours
17 team members for 6 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY3037409101

Incident Report #82 2013

A despondent male was reported as in danger in the Grasmere area. His car had been located by police, so acting on information provided by them, we searched a number of locations between Grasmere and Sergeant Man. He was located on the path coming down from Easedale Tarn. He was escorted the remainder of the way down and handed over to police for safekeeping.

Man Hours
8 team members for 3.5 hours, plus SARDA
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY310087

Incident Report #90 2012

A man was reported to have sustained head injuries when he fell near Easedale Tarn. The team were just mobilising when we received a second call saying he was OK. We went no further. Probably just a s well, because the grid reference passed put the location in the valley floor in Langdale!

Man Hours
3 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY302084

Incident Report #81 2012

Not long returned from the previous incident when we had to return to pretty much the same spot to rescue a woman who had suffered an injury to her hip when she fell. She was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley with help from Kendal MRT

Man Hours
14 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
313088

Incident Report #22 1975

A search was made of Easedale Tarn and surrounding crags after a party of five had heard 'cries for help'. Team members with three dogs from the Search and Rescue Association searched but found nothing. The search was called off at 3.30 a.m. on 2nd July. Footnote: Once again nothing was found, and it was a false alarm with good intent. The weather was warm, dry and clear.
Incident Type
Location

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.
Incident Type