Crinkle Crag

Incident Report #16 2018

A man fell on steep frozen ground, coming to rest after 100m metres or more. He sustained serious injuries including a shattered kneecap, and suspected fractured tibia and fibula and wrist. This was a prolonged rescue from a very difficult location, made more difficult by one of the helicopters that came to help suffering a mechanical problem while refuelling at Walney Island
Man Hours
17 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY250056

Incident Report #99 2014

A 63-year-old man, walking with his son became unable to continue due to exhaustion. He was located by team members and assisted down to Lingcove Beck and back to the road. Kendal MRT joined us in the event of a long stretcher carry... avoided by the gentleman's efforts to walk down.

Man Hours
13 team members for 7.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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OS Grid Reference
NY244056

Incident Report #59 2014

A lone female walker phoned for help when she became lost on Crinkle Crag. She was located by SARLOC and after lengthy attempts to point her in the right direction, we decided to send a couple of people up to get her. At this point two others walked past her and offered to guide her down. We left them to do this.

Man Hours
4 team members for 1 hour
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NY2503605025

Incident Report #75 2013

A man was reported as suffering a leg injury on the Crinkle Crag ridge. Further questioning of the informant suggested exhaustion rather than an actual injury. The team responded, accompanied by Kendal MRT, since we were rather thinly spread at this stage, due to the previous callout. The casualty was located near Rest Ghyll, and assisted off the hill. It has been along day...
Man Hours
Many!!!
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OS Grid Reference
NY374096

Incident Report #65 1996

A party of three in their thirties phoned from "Three Tarns" to say they were lost in the mist and dark, and could we guide them off. This always difficult to do since if their exact location is not known then we can't know for sure where we're sending them, and having no torch didn't help. We sent a party up to locate them. On the phone one of them revealed that he had a "personal locator beacon", a device for locating crashed aircrews at sea. We discussed the matter with the RAF and they said they could pin-point it if a helicopter could fly low over it a couple of times.
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Incident Report #40 1979

The Team were called out to assist a 22 year old woman from Salisbury after she had fallen 600' descending an ice gulley. She sustained spinal and head injuries plus pelvic and leg injuries. She had no Ice Axe or Crampons. Footnote: When snow and ice conditions prevail an Ice Axe and Crampons are essential. It is, however, vital that the person knows how to use this equipment. The "Sea King" crew must be praised for their effort on this rescue for not only were they operating in very poor conditions but also assisted on two other rescues that night.

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