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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 21 Date: 13th April 2017 Time: 10:58 Location: Barf Incident Details: A  gentleman in his sixties rang for assistance after he became cragfast on Barf - a common occurrence, given the nature of the ground and the rock. The Team sent a vehicle round through Whinlatter Forest,...

Incident No: 20 Date: 10th April 2017 Time: 15:11 Location: Upper Shepherd's Crag, Borrowdale Incident Details: A 47 year old man slipped on steep ground, fell and broke his collarbone. The Team sent two vehicles in case he needed to be stretchered, but after suitable analgesia, he was able to walk down to...

Incident No: 19 Date: 2nd April 2017 Time: 13:47 Location: Clough Head Incident Details: A lady walking with her partner, suffered an ankle inury and was unable to weight bear. The Team set off to Clough Head, whilst the GNAS Air Ambulance, Helimed 58, was en route. Things were complicated by a...

Incident No: 18 Date: 28th March 2017 Time: 15:46 Location: Force Crag area, Coledale Incident Details: Whilst incident 17 was being completed, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team received a callout for an injured walker nearr Honister slate mine. As the suspected location was on the boundary between the 2 teams and...

Incident No: 17 Date: 28th March 2017 Time: 15:07 Location: Shepherds Crag, Borrowdale Incident Details:  A climber, whilst tackling the last pitch of 'Little Chamonix' got her arm stuck behind a rock, and as she was unable to release herself, the team were called. After rigging the required equipment,...

Incident No: 16 Date: 23rd March 2017 Time: 16:03 Location: Honister Slate Mine Incident Details: A young boy, one of an organised group from an activity centre, slipped whilst on the last part of the mine's underground Via Ferrata. Although it was a minor fall, due to the mechanism of...

Incident No: 15 Date: 7th March 2017 Time: 10.44 Location: Barrow nr Braithwaite Incident Details: The Team were requested to assist an 80 year old man with chest pains, climbing Barrow just outside Braithwaite. There was some difficulty in establishing the exact location, but the first Landrover set out for...

Incident No: 14 Date: 2nd March 2017 Time: 14:36 Location: Mousthwaite Comb Incident Details: Two walkers on their way down Blencathra, spotted something blue on the lower path further down the fell. As they watched, they saw an arm move, and realised to their horror that it was a...

Incident No: 13 Date: 1st March 2017 Time: 13.23 Location: Blencathra – Sharp Edge Incident Details: A couple attempting Sharp Edge, found themselves in mist,and on a snowy/icy section of the ridge. They became cragfast some 30m down, in the head of the steep “usual” gully. They were unhurt,...

Incident No: 12 Date: 24th February 2017 Time: 14:31 Location: Gategill Fell, Blencathra Incident Details: A family group attempted to climb Blencathra by an unusual route, via the steep side of Gategill Fell. After they ran into snow cover, they discovered that this route was actually very slippery, and...