Far Easedale

Incident Report #87 2011

An experieniced and well-equipped walker (he asked me to point that out, since he was rather embarrassed at finding himself in need of our helped) slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital by ambulance. Suggestions that his fall was caused by a tackle from behind by Wayne Rooney have yet to be corroborated, and in truth are unlikely to be....

 

Man Hours
16 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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OS Grid Reference
NY308098

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.
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Incident Report #37 1977

A 14 year old school boy from Wellingborough collapsed, due to exposure/exhaustion near Green-Up Edge. The team had to search for this boy before carrying him three miles on a stretcher to Grasmere. and then by ambulance to hospital in Kendal. Footnote: The grid-reference given to the team by the informants was 1 mile out. It was then that a large area had to be searched before the group was finally located. Weather conditions: Cold, wet, windy, darkness. Snow and ice underfoot, with wet patches.
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Incident Report #22 2000

We were requested to search this area by Keswick MRT. A man had phoned to say that he had become separated from his companions while crossing Greenup Edge, and despite trying, couldn't find his way down. He was able to tell us he was sitting in snow on a North West facing slope. He was eventually located descending with another party. Oddly, his friends(!) had got into a taxi in Grasmere and continued to Patterdale without him. At what time they would have reported him missing is anybodies guess!

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Incident Report #17 2000

A 21-year-old local student took a tumble while descending from a rock climb. He was reported as having fallen 100 metres. He had been unconscious, but his friend was helping him down. We treated his very obvious head injuries and shipped him off to hospital at Lancaster. He was later transferred to Preston for surgery on his depressed fractured skull.

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Incident Report #162 2010

With the previous incident completed and everyone heading home, foolishly thinking that that was it for 2010, how wrong we were...a man slipped and sustained a nasty ankle injury halfway up (or down) Far Easedale. He was treated by team members, and then evacuated to the valley, with help from RAF Leuchars MRT. This really was the last rescue of 2010!! Unless.... but then the great thing about the internet is the ability to change stuff....

Man Hours
11 team members for 3.5 hours, plus RAF Leuchars MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY308098