Greenup Edge (10)

Callout Date: 20/01/2024
Callout Time: 2:42 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

An experienced 74 year old fell walker called 999 for Mountain Rescue assistance having underestimated the wild conditionsĀ on a walk from Rosthwaite to Grasmere. A Phone Find located himĀ on Greenup Edge. A small team was dispatched to go and bring him back to Borrowdale. The man was found hunkered down behind a rock, he was given food and some warm layers and walked off the hill.

Of note: the man was dressed completely in black and may well have been missed for some time by his searchers, especially in such wild conditions. Nobody goes out with the intention of getting caught out, lost or having an accident, wearing bright and visible clothing does make it considerably easier to get found.

14 team members – 4 hours 48 minutes

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