On 30th December 2009 Pattedale MRT was tasked by Cumbria Police to ascend the Northern side of the Kirstone Pass (A592) to ensure that people were not benighted in vehicles stuck in snow. PMRT members met with Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team members who had cleared the Southern side of the pass and found two abandoned cars. The road was clearly impassable safely by vehicle.
A 2am call from the Police requested the assistance of the team to rescue a driver trapped in wintry conditions on the Kirkstone Pass. The woman was stranded and cold and had called 999 for assistance.