Far Easedale

Incident Report #50 2018

A search was organised for a male who was reported overdue from a walk from Rosthwaite to Grasmere. He was eventually located in Grasmere, his phone battery having gone flat, and had forgotten where he was supposed to be staying and was trying to find a someone who could lend he a phone charger. We were assisted by Keswick MRT
Man Hours
8 team members for 3.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY336077

Incident Report #88 2017

An elderly male was reported as unwell and hypothermic at the top of Far Easedale. The team was mobilised and assistance was provided by Helimed 58. The man was airlfited to hospital and his friends were escorted from the hill through some pretty damp conditions

Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY295103

Incident Report #65 2017

We were all just about to go home from the previous rescue when we were notified of a male who had collapsed, exhausted and unwell. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a point from where the air ambulance could take him on to hospital

 

Midges turned out in force

Man Hours
15 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY314096

Incident Report #58 2017

A team member who is part of the Fix the Fells team was at work at the top of Far Easedale when she encountered a man struggling with an ankle injury. The situation was complicated by his wife struggling with an asthma attack. She and her colleague started to assist the couple down, and alerted the team to assist. We responded and assisted the couple to Grasmere

Man Hours
15 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY304098

Incident Report #21 2014

A 17-year-old girl suffered a knee injury and was unable to continue her walk. The team was called, and due to a simultaneous call to Stickle Tarn, Kendal MRT were requested to assist. The young woman was treated by team members and then evacuated by stretcher. It's a long slog up and a long slog back... and it was wet..!

Man Hours
20 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY292105

Incident Report #57 2013

A woman slipped while descending from Greenup Edge and sustained a suspected fracture to her lower leg. She was treated by team members, evacuated to a lower, flatter location and then airlifted to hospital by air ambulance. It was a very hot, dry day, but despite this the woman started to suffer from the cold due to being immobilised for the 50 or so minutes it took team members to arrive. There's no winning with our weather!! Five Kendal team members turned up to help out. It would have been a very long carry if we'd had to carry her all the way to Grasmere
Man Hours
12 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY287105

Incident Report #69 2012

A 69-year-old male walker was reported overdue from a walk in the Far Easedale area. He was reported as experienced and capable, and unlikely to get lost. He was known to have a potentially serious and rare medical condition. A search was organised, with help from Keswick MRT, search dogs and a Seaking SAR helicopter from Boulmer. He was located near Calf Crag, on his planned route but immobilised by a leg injury. He had no mobile signal, and had been unable to call for help. It's unfortunate that he wasn't spotted by other walkers, because he wasn't far from a popular path.
Man Hours
14 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Keswick and Kendal MRT, SARDA and RAF Boulmer
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY295102

Incident Report #32 2012

A female member of a group of 12 slipped on wet grass and fractured her lower leg. There was initial confusion over the location; first heard as Grasmoor, and later confirmed as Grasmere... the woman was given pain relief, had her leg splinted and was then evacuated by stretcher to the valley bottom for onward transport to hospital
Man Hours
14 team members for 5.5 hours plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY314095

Incident Report #24 2012

We joined Keswick MRT in a search for a couple who had become exhausted somewhere around the Greenup Edge area. They were uncertain of their location, and communication was poor. Teams were dispatched into Greenup Ghyll, Wythburn and Far Easedale. They were located by Keswick team members near Lining Crag and assisted off.
Man Hours
9 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY283112

Incident Report #91 2011

A man slipped and sustained a lower leg unjury. The team was called, and we in turn requested Kendal MRT to help, along with an air ambulance. In a break in the low cloud the air ambulancew managed to evacuate the man, leaving us with the casualty's partner to meet and ensure she got down safely.
Man Hours
11 team members for 2.75 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY296103