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Incident Report #42 2024

Two figured were spotted high on Loft/Raven Crag and reported as cragfast. A team members travelled hastily to try and get sight before it went dark, but could see nothing. After conversation with various witnesses it was decided to take no further action. One possibility is two climbers topping out, combines with a farmer gathering sheep, combined to give a confusing position… false alarm with good intent

Man Hours
3 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY277071

Incident Report #41 2024

Concerns were raised when a dog was located running free at School Knott. The team were asked to search for the man who hadn’t been heard from since around midday. A number of lines of enquiry were followed before it was identified that th missing was was the same person who had been airlifted unconscious by air ambulance around lunchtime, having been trampled by cows

Man Hours
5 team members for 0.75 hours
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Location
OS Grid Reference
SD427968

Incident Report #38 2024

A woman in a walking group felt unable to continue, so the group leader called for help. This was being organised when we were notified that she’d rallied and was able to walk down with assistance, so we stood down. We monitored their descent electronically to confirm they got down

Man Hours
15 team members for 2 hours
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NY311071

Incident Report #35 2024

A man reported himself lost and disorientated in the region of Crinkle Crags. A search was organised and team members were deployed when he made contact with other people who were confident that they could assist him. They guided him to Three Tarns and pointed him downhill. The team stood down

Man Hours
11 team members for 3.5 hours, plus LDMRSD
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY249052

Incident Report #25 2024

A male was reported as suffering a head injury in a tent in Mickleden. Initially the fire service was called (it’s a long story!) then requested the team’s assistance. The man was recovered by stretcher then handed over to the ambulance service

Man Hours
12 team members for 2.75 hours
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY265070

Incident Report #15 2024

A couple were unable to continue when they were overcome by snow and cold. They were located and assisted from the hill in very difficult conditions, during which a helicopter attempted to assist but was unable due to severe weather. Team members endured strong winds and heavy, deep snow. If we had not been able to locate them and get them down, it's fair to say the outcome could have been significantly different

#beadventuresmart 

Ask yourself three questions:

Do I know the weather forecast?

Do I have the right skills?

Man Hours
16 team members for 10 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY369112

Incident Report #13 2024

A young woman was reported missing with her last known location being reported as Pavey Ark on the 26th. A search was delayed until morning due to the time that had already elapsed, and the dangerous nature of the ground and poor weather. Sadly, a hasty team located the young woman's body around 9 am 

She was recovered to Ambleside 

Our deepest sympathies go to the young woman's family and friends

Man Hours
20 team members for 8 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY284078

Incident Report #12 2024

In another uncharacteristic pre-lunch call Keswick MRT asked us to attend an incident just across the border between us. They were already committed to an incident on Helvellyn White Side (14) - Keswick Mountain Rescue (keswickmrt.org.uk)

A woman sustained a fractured ankle when she slipped in Wythburn

She was given pain relief and evacuated by stretcher

Man Hours
13 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY313118

Incident Report #11 2024

A young woman phoned for help when overwhelmed by weather at Esk Hause. Very poor phone signal meant information was scant so we set off equipped for most eventualities. She was located uninjured at the bottom of Rossett Ghyll having been assisted down by two other people  

 

#beadventuresmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the right equipment?

Do I have the skills?

Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY234082

Incident Report #6 2024

Questionable decision making led to a couple going on to the high fells despite warnings of the approaching storm Isha. Forced to abandon a heavy rucsack they found themselves unable to continue and called for help. With considerable difficulty they were recovered in a joint effort by LAMRT, Patterdale, and RAF Leeming and Valley MRTs. A Coastguard helicopter also attempted access but was unable due to extreme weather conditions

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the skills?

Do I have the equipment?

Man Hours
18 team members, plus Patterdale, RAF Leeming & Valley MRTs
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY370108

Incident Report #4 2024

A woman reported double ankle injuries in a slip. She tried to continue to move but was unable. The team was called, with Kendal MRT assisting. The woman was winched in to Rescue 199 Coastguard helicopter and her husband and dog returned to the valley in the company of team members

Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours plus Kendal MRT and Rescue 199
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY296102

Incident Report #3 2024

An apparent distress signal was sighted in the area of Side Pike. Team members met the informant and took a look. Nothing was seen and it was agreed any urgent situation had passed and this was a false alarm with good intent

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY291054

Incident Report #109 2023

A couple became benighted when they were unable to find their way down from Dow Bank, Langdale. They were located via SARLOC and recovered by the team 

#beadventuresmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do you know the weather forecast?

Have you got the skills?

Have you got the equipment?

Man Hours
3 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY333059

Incident Report #102 2023

A climber reported himself cragfast after soloing part way up Crescent Climb on Pavey Ark before encountering wet rock. Unable to retreat he called for help. Having time to reconsider his position, he then contacted us to say that with help from another climber, her was able to get off. At this point we were able to stand down

Man Hours
14 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY284078

Incident Report #100 2023

A group became benighted on Esk Pike. The initial call went to Wasdale MRT who were happy to pass it to us! They were recovered from Ore Gap and assisted down, cold and wet but unhurt

#BeAventureSmart

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the right skills?

Do I have the right equipment?

Man Hours
11 team members for 6 hours, plus Wasdale NRT
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY239072

Incident Report #95 2023

We were requested to assist in a search for a solo walker who hadn’t been heard from while doing the Coast to Coast walk. We checked the ‘normal’ route through our area, failing to locate him. He was subsequently located outside our area, trapped between two swollen rivers and having made the sensible decision to wait for water levels to drop. He was recovered

Man Hours
6 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285105

Incident Report #94 2023

A man tripped and sustained fractured wrist very close to the summit of Bowfell. The wrist was deformed and very painful. A discussion was had and the casualty and friend they agreed to attempt to keep moving towards Angle Tarn. The team were on the way when we were notified that an air ambulance had managed to uplift the casualty

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY244069

Incident Report #92 2023

We’d only just completed the previous rescue when we were notified of a second incident on Long Top, Crinkle Crag. We attended, along with members of Kendal MRT. The female casualty had sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. She was treated and then evacuated below the cloud base and picked up Coastguard helicopter. An air ambulance had attempted to assist but was unable due to high winds

Man Hours
18 team members for 5.25 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY248047

Incident Report #84 2023

A 73-year-old male was reported overdue. We managed to make phone contact with him, confirming that he had become stuck on steep ground and suffering from exhaustion. He was located, assisted down and returned to his concerned wife for safe keeping

Man Hours
8 team members for 2.75 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY349071

Incident Report #77 2023

Four young men became stuck on Rossett Pike, in cold and windy weather, unable to locate their way down. They also became separated when one of them moved to try and find a mobile signal. They were all eventually located and assisted down.

Man Hours
19 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY249077

Incident Report #69 2023

A woman reported herself lost near Sergeant Man. She was located using SARLOC and given directions to find her way to Stickle Tarn. Team members were tracking her progress when we were notified that she had come across another group who offered to see her down. We stood down 

Man Hours
2 team members fo r2 hours
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Location
OS Grid Reference
NY290085

Incident Report #66 2023

While investigating the previous incident a team member was flagged down for assistance with a man who was fitting and suffered a head injury on the roadside... the team member (also a paramedic) assisted the bystander (also a paramedic) with the man, who subsequently discharged himself from their care... 

Man Hours
1 team member for 1 hour
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY366035

Incident Report #65 2023

Sometimes we have an incident that just leaved you baffled and perplexed... a family group 'lost' a 19-year-old member when she 'wandered off' on the way to Loft Crag. Our 'normal' procedure in these circumstances is to contain the remaining group and locate the missing person, however this does require a certain level of cooperation from the group and this was not forthcoming... by 1830 all members of the group had been accounted for with the original lost person turning up in Langstrath, and another one who'd gone 'searching' for her located at Stake Pass...

Man Hours
3 team members for 5 hours
OS Grid Reference
NY279071

Incident Report #64 2023

A woman slipped and sustained a fracture/dislocation of her ankle. She was given analgesic and the dislocation was reduced before she was evacuated to an ambulance waiting in the valley. Smooth soled-shoes mays have been a factor in the slip

Man Hours
8 team members for 2.75 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY305060

Incident Report #54 2023

Two lost people came together on Pavey Ark. They phoned for help and were retrieved by team members and escorted off

 

#beadventuresmart

Ask yourself three questions:

Do you know what the weather forecast is?

Do you have the skills?

Do you have the equipment?

Man Hours
6 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY28290830

Incident Report #52 2023

A man and woman became separated while walking over Crinkle Crags. The man waited at Three Tarns then reported the woman missing. She eventually turned up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park having somehow passed him at Three Tarns and continuing her walk over Bowfell in the hope of catching him up... which, given he had descended The Band when he gave up, was pretty unlikely. We can only assume the drive home was a tense one... 

Man Hours
13 team members for 5 hours, plus Duddon & Furness MRT and LDMRSD
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY248060

Incident Report #45 2023

The team were called to a male who had jumped from rocks in to shallow water at Buckstone's Jump. He sustained fractures to  both ankles. One of these was serious and limb-threatening, so after treatment by the team, he was evacuated to hospital via Coastguard helicopter. 

 

Lightening strikes and a massive midge swarm saw the team exposed to noteworthy danger and considerable discomfort!

Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY366077

Incident Report #42 2023

We were called to a woman who had taken a tumble and sustained facial injuries. We were on route when we were notified that her party had managed to make it to the road and a conventional ambulance was now all that was required

 

We stood down

Man Hours
14 team members for 0.5 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY361064

Incident Report #32 2023

A group of four plus a dog became disorientated in mist. Without map and compass, they phoned for help. With the aid of SARLOC they were located and given guidance to get them down. With the previous serious incident ongoing a team member monitored their progress until they were safely down 

 

#beadventuresmart ... 

Ask yourself three questions:

Do I know what the weather is going to do? 

Do I have the skills?

Do I have the right equipment?

Man Hours
2 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
MY375101

Incident Report #23 2023

A phone call was received by police stating a problem finding a way off Bowfell. The call was dropped and no further contact was possible. We monitored the situation overnight, but when there was no further communication by mid-morning we escalated to incident and organised a search. Thankfully a chat with staff from the Old Dungeon Ghyll alerted us to 4 young men who tey had seen around midnight, cold, wet and trying yo get back to their holiday accommodation. We located them and confirmed that they were the same people who had made the 999 call. We were able to go home

 

Man Hours
1 team member for 18 hours and 6 for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY244068

Incident Report #18 2023

In a remarkably similar incident to previous, two women were unable to locate a way off Blea Rigg. A small team was assembling to retrieve them when a passing fellrunner was able to intervene and guide them to an obvious path down. We were able to stand down

 

#beadventuresmart

Man Hours
6 team members for 30 minutes
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY303077

Incident Report #15 2023

Someone working in Troutbeck spotte what appeared to be a human shape stationary for a prolonged period on the hillside. Concerned that it was a person, we were requested to investigate. 

We recovered a waterproof rucksack cover! 

False alarm with good intent

Man Hours
2 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY432032

Incident Report #11 2023

A woman sustained head and shoulder injuries when she took a tumble. There was some confusion over the location when the initial What 3 Words location proved to be over 2kms out. We eventually located her, treated and evacuated her

Man Hours
11 team members for 2.75 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY351067

Incident Report #6 2023

A young woman from a large commercial group suffered soft tissue injury to her knee. She was treated and evacuated by team members. With many of our team previously occupied with another incident, we were assisted by Kendal MRT

Man Hours
10 team members for 4.5 hours plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY248073