Ore Gap

Incident Report #19 2018

Fri, 23rd March 2018, 20:10
Two men reported themselves benighted near Three Tarns, with one of them feeling unwell. We failed to find them at Three Tarns, and the search for them was widened. Technology failed to locate them due to failing batteries and old-school phones, so we reverted to shouting, looking and listening. This method located them near Ore Gap and they were assisted down to the valley.
Man Hours: 
11 team members for 5 hours
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Incident Report #57 2014

Mon, 4th August 2014, 21:42

A father and three children were reported several hours overdue from a walk over Crinkle Crags and Bowfell, by the wife/mother, who had parted company with them at Ore Gap. She had returned to their campsite expecting them to be ahead. While preliminary enquiries were being made, they turned up in Keswick.

Man Hours: 
3 team members for 1 hour
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Incident Report #8 2013

Tue, 22nd January 2013, 16:04
A woman was reported as being in difficulty on steep ground near Ore Gap. A search was organise, but nothing was found. A well intentioned false alarm.
Man Hours: 
16 team members for 5.5 hours
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Incident Report #10 2008

Mon, 10th March 2008, 17:30

A man phoned for help after apparently suffering a leg injury near Ore Gap. He was in mist, and not entirely sure of his position. The team was mobilised, and due to the extreme weather that was forecast, we requested assistance from a RAF helicopter. The helicopter managed to get to the man through a break in the mist and lift him off, saving us from having to go all the way up. Despite his leg injury, he managed to walk to the helicopter, and out at the other end, so it would seem that the mist and uncertain location was closer to the real problem.

Man Hours: 
48, plus Kendal MRT
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Incident Report #9 2000

Thu, 17th February 2000, 17:02

A group of two adults and two children phoned the police saying they were lost in the region of Ore Gap, but had no map, so weren't certain. They were located at the top of Rossett Ghyll and escorted to safety. They were suffering from cold. A map would have eased their difficulties. We were assisted by Keswick MRT, because it was possible that they had gone down towards Borrowdale.

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Incident Report #4 1999

Sat, 13th February 1999, 15:07

If ever we wanted to get revenge for the wild goose chase we had been sent on by Kendal MRT on the previous incident, then tonight was sweet. (We didn't really want revenge; it wasn't their fault). In the blue corner was an 18 stone, 6'8" man with a suspected fractured ankle, teamed up with icy conditions and darkness, and a long way from civilisation. In the red corner were LAMRT and Kendal MRT trying to rescue him. We did it, but it was a close fought battle and nearly a draw. Those involved took three or four days to recover and walk normally again.

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Incident Report #44 1997

Sat, 5th July 1997, 16:42
It's just possible that this womans injuries were not as bad as she was making out, and the sight of a helicopter passing close by prompted her to call us by mobile phone. Anyway, once she had been airlifted to the valley bottom, she was able to hobble to her car, to go to Hospital, we think.
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Incident Report #10 1988

Wed, 24th February 1988, 18:53
A 20 year old man, part of an Outward Bound Group, slipped on snow and ice at Ore Gap sustaining head injuries from his ice axe. He continued down suffering bouts of unconsciousness before finally collapsing. Search dogs assisted in locating the casualty who was flown to hospital by RAF Helicopter.
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Incident Report #15 1981

Sun, 21st June 1981, 11:30

The Wasdale Team requested our assistance to search for a solo fell walker who was reported overdue between Cockley Beck and Angle Tarn. Located unharmed.

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