Jack's Rake

Incident Report #57 2019

A woman was seen falling from Jack's Rake. The team attended along with Great North Air Ambulance. Unfortunately it was determined that she'd died of the injuries sustained in the fall. We were assisted in evacuating her body by Kendal MRT

Man Hours
12 team members for 6 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY286079

Incident Report #85 2013

A family of five became cragfast near the top of Jack's Rake. The alarm was raised by a third party who witnessed their struggle. The team was mobilised to assist. The two parents managed to scramble out, but wisely made their offspring stay put where the were safe, but stranded. We recovered the three young people by descending to them, fixing ropes and then guiding them back up to the top. We then all descended to the valley. Conditions were 'interesting', with heavy rain, hail and occasional strong winds.
Man Hours
14 team members for 7 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY284078

Incident Report #80 2013

Three intrepid explorers went exploring, at 4pm. But without a map or torch.. so when it went dark they had to stop exploring because there was nothing to see... including the way down... we went a showed them the way... I hope they won't make the same mistake again.. 

Man Hours
7 team members for 4 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY284079

Incident Report #63 2013

Three members of a group of five became cragfast on the lower section of the Rake. They called for help and the team responded. Before we could get to them, other people in the area went to their assistance and got them off. A reported ankle injury proved to be very minor and didn't stop the group from walking off the hill with out any further assistance from us.
Man Hours
15 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #44 2012

A 12 year old male fell from Jack's Rake, sustaining head and spinal injuries. He was treated by a combination of air ambulance paramedic and team members, then carried a short distance to a waiting rescue Seaking, then flown to Newcastle for treatment.

Update on 23rd July from the young lad's dad.
Man Hours
17 team members, plus Kendal MRT, air ambulance and RAF Seaking
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #36 2012

A man was reported as having fallen from Jack's Rake while climbing it with a group of friends. The team attended, along with an air ambulance. The air ambulance paramedic located the man and confirmed that he had died. Some team members were airlifted to near the site, while others made thier way up on foot. The man's body was recovered. An RAF SAR helicopter was also on-route, but turned back once it was established it couldn't help. The rescue was carried out in very wet weather and we were assisted by Kendal MRT
Man Hours
18 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #68 1994

A 13 year old young man, in a school party under adult supervision, was ascending 'Jacks Rake' when he slipped and fell 150 feet onto the rocks below. He sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull and a pneumo/haemothorax. After being stabilised by the team on the fellside, he was airlifted to Preston hospital by RAF Boulmer,
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Incident Report #81 1995

A 35 year old man had started up Jack's Rake, alone, after his friends had, wisely, declined his invitation to go with him. After a short distance he tried to climb down again, but was unable to, because of the ice. He continued up, and slipped, dislocating his kneecap, and injuring his back. Mobile phone calls from the area gave us the impression that he was only just able to hang on. Members of RAF Leeming MRT were in the area and they were able to get to him before us, and stabilise him. He was then airlifted to hospital by RAF Boulmer.
Incident Type

Incident Report #38 1983

During the evacuation on rescue 37, climbers on the crag alerted the teams that a 27 year old man from London had been hit on the head by rocks dislodged from above. The Team assisted by RAF St. Athan M.R.T., evacuated the critically injured man to Stickle Tarn. A helicopter from RAF Boulmer airlifted both casualties to Whitehaven Hospital.

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Incident Report #16 1976

'A 27 year old man from Preston left the Jack's Rake path on Pavey Ark, Langdale by mistake and found himself going up a loose stone gulley, he pulled a large stone on himself and fractured his right leg/ankle. The team roped the stretcher and it was taken to the top of Pavey Ark. He was carried down the fell and then to hospital by ambulance to Kendal.
Footnote: Jack's Rake is becoming more loose very year, and at the time of this rescue it was in a dangerous condition.

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Incident Report #22 2008

A party climbing Jack's Rake came across an abandoned rucsac, with a hot flask and no identification with it. Concerned that someone may have fallen, they informed the Police. We searched around the area, but found nothing. In addition, some people camping at the tarn and who had been there since mid-afternoon, were questioned and reported seeing nothing. The bag is now in the care of the Police, awaiting its owner to claim it.

Man Hours
6
Incident Type