Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for February 10
On Saturday 27th February at 18.00 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were asked by Cumbria Police to go to the assistance of 5 persons who were cold and lost and were unable to descend from the summit of Helvellyn in the dark. The party had walked along Striding Edge and reached the summit plateau from where they called 999 and asked to be rescued.
Overdue climbers: Red Screes 23rd FebruaryShortly after the previous incident, the team were called following a report of two overdue climbers on Red Screes. Fortunately the two turned up safe and well as the team were assembling
At 14:00 the team were called by the Police following a report that four climbers had been avalanched from the top of Pinnacle Ridge.
Overdue walker: Fairfield 21st FebruaryThe team was called by the Police following a report of an overdue walker. The man had set off to climb Fairfield, via the Hartsop above How ridge and returning down St Sunday. While initiating the search, the man turned up safe and well. He had been delayed helping another group who had got into difficulty on the same route
Ankle injury: High Dodd, Ullswater 20th FebruaryThe team were called to the assistance of a woman who had slipped while walking between Howtown and Place Fell. The casualty, a 59 year old woman from Rotherham, sustained a suspected fracture to her left ankle. The team called on the assistance of a RAF Sea King which was in the area training. The woman, was airlifted from the scene and taken to Carlisle Hospital.
Leg Injury: Arthur's Pike 20th FebruaryWhile finishing the earlier rescue, the team were called by the Police to attend a second incident. A group of 15 walkers on Arthur’s Pike, reported that one of their party had also sustained a lower leg injury
Stranded Climbers: Helvellyn 16th FebruaryPatterdale Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by the Police following a 999 call from a climber stranded on Helvellyn. The climber and her partner were attempting a winter climb up a gulley on the face of Helvellyn, but the woman was unable to proceed further due to deteriorating conditions and darkness. The Team made contact and talked her down the gulley to safety.
On the afternoon of Thursday 11th February 2010 the Police received a report that a man had fallen 500 feet whilst climbing a snow gully on Nethermost Crag
At 13:20 on Sunday 7th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were called to rescue a man who had collapsed on Striding Edge
Saturday 6th February,13.00 – the team were called by the Police to an incident in Nethermost Cove. A passing climber had reported having found someone who had fallen in Nethermost Gulley.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) recently hosted a training meeting with representatives of the North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit that was attended by members of the Penrith, Kirkby Stephen and Patterdale MRTs.