Great End

Incident Report #19 1989

Over 250 personnel from various M.R.T.s and an R.A.F. helicopter searched for a school group comprising 13 girls (aged 16-17) and 3 adults, after one of the girls was reported to have collapsed from exposure in the Calf Cove area. They were found at 8.00 p.m. near Styhead tarn. One girl was taken to hospital with exposure, the others were fit enough to walk down. The weather conditions were atrocious, blizzards, bitterly cold, strong winds, thick mist. The group was lucky, had they remained in the Calf Cove area the outcome could have been much more serious.
Incident Type

Incident Report #2 1979

A report was received of 3 men caught in an Avalanche. Search by Keswick Team all. night. They were found the next afternoon at Eskdale.
Footnote: Team was taken by Helicopter (R.A.F. Boulmer) to the Central Gulley area (with Avalanche Probes) to assist Keswick, Wasdale and S.A.R.D.A. This was the first time we used the new "Sea King" Helicopter.
Weather Conditions: Cold, Waist Deep Snow, Low Cloud.

Incident Type