Fairfield

Incident Report #11 2019

11
Sat, 26th January 2019, 14:50
RAF Leeming MRT encountered a man who was lost on Fairfield summit. With team members committed to two other rescues, they assisted us by escorting the man down
Man Hours: 
2 team members for 1 hour, plus RAF Leeming MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
3728

Incident Report #5 2018

5
Tue, 16th January 2018, 15:10
Two men phoned for help after becoming lost and unable to locate a way down on Fairfield. They were located and escorted from the hill
Man Hours: 
14 team members for 5 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3630

Incident Report #95 2017

95
Sat, 16th September 2017, 20:38

Two people and their dog reported themselves lost and benighted without map, compass or torch. They were located quickly with help from Patterale MRT

Man Hours: 
10 team members for 2 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3591

Incident Report #70 2017

70
Sun, 16th July 2017, 15:05

A young male sustained  a suspected lower leg fracture at Link Hause. He was initailly cared for by a passing Keswick MRT member who was passing and raised the alarm. He was then treated by team membersand evacuated by stretcher with further assistance from Kendal MRT. It was a long, hot afternoon.

Man Hours: 
17 team members for 6 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3565

Incident Report #9 2017

9
Sat, 11th February 2017, 14:10

Two people became lost of Gt Rigg. They were located by other people on the summit of Fairfield who knew where they were, so wer able to guide them off. We monitored their progres until they were able to confirm that they were safely down

Man Hours: 
1 team member for 4 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3499

Incident Report #2 2015

2
Wed, 14th January 2015, 18:39
The rescue of two young women proved to be quite a challenge. They reported themselves in difficulty near the summit of Fairfield in blizzard conditions and fierce winds. We managed to identify their position using SARLOC, but were unable to get near them for 7 hours, battling hurricane force winds which made progress via two routes impossible. At around 2 am a team from Kendal Mountain Rescue Team managed to get to them and commence evacuation. They in turn were backed up by a team from RAF Leeming MRT.
Man Hours: 
12 team members for 9.5 hours, plus Kendal and RAF Leeming MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
3265

Incident Report #94 2013

94
Sun, 15th December 2013, 17:36
Two men contacted police asking for directions, being unable to locate a route off Hart Crag. A bit of detective work, followed by some difficulty actually managing to speak to them, due to poor mobile phone coverage, and we agreed that their best option was to follow the wall south from their location to Ambleside. They confirmed that they had safely found their way down at about 21:15
Man Hours: 
1 team member for 4 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3145

Incident Report #23 2013

23
Wed, 17th April 2013, 16:30

Two women reported themselves in difficulty in the Tongue Ghyll/Grizedale Tarn area. One of them was very cold. After having intermittent contact with them, a search was organised. We managed to work out their direction of travel, since their survival blanket had ripped and was useless and they had decided to move again. They were located at Grizedale Hause, having accidentally gone up Fairfield, as we're on their way down again (although they were unaware of this!!)

Man Hours: 
15 team members for 5 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3074

Incident Report #73 2012

73
Sun, 7th October 2012, 13:15
A competitor in a fell race collapsed on the ridge between Hart Crag and Fairfield. Other competitors and hillwalkers quickly went to his aid, admininistering CPR. Lancs Police helicopter also landed to provide assistance, flying back to Ambleside to collect one of our defibrillators and a team member. An air ambulance also repsonded to a request to help and landed nearby. Team members were also deployed on foot as a back up. The man was evcacuated to hospital, but despite this combined effort, sadly, the man died.
Man Hours: 
9 team members for 1 hour
Unique Incident ID: 
3029

Incident Report #57 2012

57
Tue, 14th August 2012, 11:50

A 17-year-old boy sustained a head injury in a fall on Fairfield. He was treated by team members, who were assisted by Patterdale MRT, and he was evacuated by helicopter from Royal Navy to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Man Hours: 
11 team members for 3.5 hours, plus Patterdale MRT and RN Seaking
Unique Incident ID: 
3013
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