One of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in England. 2018 our 54th year

Incidents 2010

  • 30/12/2010

    PMRT assist in major search for missing woman

    NY 22110 25160

    Four members of Patterdale MRT assisted Cockermouth MRT with a major search for a missing woman in Whinlatter forest. The missing woman was not located and the Team were stood down.

  • 30/12/2010

    Man falls from Swirral Edge

    NY 34400 15600

    At 1400 on Thursday 30th December Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a man who had fallen approximately 150 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 29/12/2010

    Party of 6 overtaken by darkness

    NY 40645 15740

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Police at 6pm to go to the assistance of a group of six people who were stranded on the fell. The group from Gateshead had no torches and included three young children (8, 3 and 2 years old) and were unable to continue in the darkness.

  • 27/12/2010

    Walker falls from Helvellyn

    NY 33992 15450

    At 15:30 on Monday 27th December Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Cumbria Police to rescue a walker who had fallen from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn. The 39 year old man from Preston had been walking with friends when he fell through a cornice in poor visibility, near to the summit of the mountain.

  • 04/12/2010

    Lost Winter Climbers

    NY 34668 16385

    Climbers call Police for Mountain Rescue to give directions from the fell.

  • 03/12/2010

    Fall on Thor's Corner, Viking Butress Helvellyn

    NY 34286 15195

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called at 15.30 to rescue a climber from Penrith who had slipped and landed badly sustaining a suspected spinal injury.

  • 27/11/2010

    Female climber fell from head wall of Helvellyn

    NY 34322 15213

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police at 16:00 to assist a climber who had fallen approximately 100ft off the face of Helvellyn. The woman, a 20 year old student from London, was winter climbing with a group of other students when she slipped.

  • 20/11/2010

    Crag fast walkers on St Sunday Crag

    NY 38180 15101

    Whilst finishing the second incident we were tasked by Cumbria Police to 2 Hill walkers from York who due to thick mist had misplaced the footpath and strayed onto steep craggy ground.

  • 20/11/2010

    Search. Hartsop above How

    NY 39281 12505

    Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called out by Langdale Ambleside MRT to assist in locating 2 fell walkers from the Wirral.

  • 20/11/2010

    Fractured ankle on Middle Dodd. Patterdale

    NY 40300 09300

    Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called out by Cumbria Police at 15.45 to assist a 55yr old man from Carnforth Lancashire.

  • 11/11/2010

    Search for missing kayakers

    NY 39800 18700

    Patterdale mountain rescue team was called by Cumbria police to assist the coastguard in a search for the occupant of an upturned Kayak discovered in the Lake by an outdoor centre safety boat.

  • 08/11/2010

    Family Caught on Flooded Lake Shore Path

    NY 40857 19421

    The team were called after a family of five rang the police when they found themselves on a flooded section of the Howtown to Patterdale Lake Shore path. As the team were responding it became clear that the family were safe, having been assisted by a local resident.

  • 07/11/2010

    Overdue walker from Grasmere to Striding Edge.

    NY 38400 16000

    Overdue walker from Grasmere to Glenridding.

  • 04/11/2010

    Outdoor activity student with knee injury

    NY 44700 16938

    Student on an outdoor course with injured knee above Howtown.

  • 24/10/2010

    Collapsed female on road to Grisedale

    NY 35800 15900

    Collapsed female above Grisedale bridge,Patterdale.

  • 16/10/2010

    Suspected Heart Attack at Grisedale Bridge.

    NY 38100 16000

    A man came to the Patterdale Mountain Rescue centre to request assistance as he believed his partner was suffering a Heart Attack.

  • 11/10/2010

    Missing Walker on The Knott

    NY 43653 12728

    At approximately 20:00 on 11th October, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to search for a missing lone walker on route from Windermere to Patterdale. The man was located at 23:00 cold and unhurt near to the Knott, above Hayeswater.

  • 10/10/2010

    Second incident - Fractured Ankle

    NY 39318 15471

    While loading the earlier casualty into the ambulance, the team were called via Ambulance Control to a man who had slipped while descending from Arnison Crag. On reaching the scene the casualty, a 74 year old man from Cheshire, was found to have sustained an open fracture of his left ankle.

  • 10/10/2010

    Dislocated shoulder on lake shore path

    NY 39720 16890

    The team were called by the Police to attend to a 70 year old Carlisle man on the upper lake shore path beneath Place Fell. The man had tripped and dislocated his left shoulder. After treatment at the scene, he was stretchered to the team Landrover and driven to the Rescue Centre for transfer to an ambulance and transport to hospital.

  • 09/10/2010

    Concern for man at Hole in Wall Hellvellyn

    NY 36000 15600

    A walking group had serious concern for a solo walker reported to be confused close to the striding edge path

  • 03/10/2010

    Rescue at Sykeside, Hartsop

    NY 39518 11843

    The team were called by Cumbria Police to attend to a man with a suspected fractured and dislocated elbow.

  • 02/10/2010

    Rescue on Place Fell

    NY 40800 16300

    On Saturday afternoon 14 members of PMRT were called by Cumbria police to assist a 47yr woman from Carlisle who developed a knee problem while descending from Place fell.

  • 26/09/2010

    Benighted Hartsop Dodd

    NY 42128 11502

    The rescue team were called out by Cumbria Police at 8 pm to a group of 9 walkers who were completing a charity walk when darkness overcame them and they became benighted.

  • 15/09/2010

    Female walker falls on the Knott. Patterdale

    NY 43600 12800

    Female walkers falls on the Knott.

  • 14/09/2010

    Woman with fractured arm at Aira Force

    NY 40000 20500

    Team responds to female with fractured arm at Aira Force. Boat launched to ferry equipment to Aira Point.

  • 13/09/2010

    Search for Missing Walker near Hart Crag

    NY 39515 10162

    At midnight on 12th September, Patterdale MRT were called by Langdale MRT and Cumbria Police to assist with a search for a 36 year old man who had become lost whilst attempting to return to his car at Kirstone Pass. He was located by a search dog at 0315 and escorted off the mountain safely.

  • 09/09/2010

    Woman Rescued from Above Brothers Water

    NY 39893 13179

    At 5:20 pm, on Sunday 12th September, eleven members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria police to assist a 43yr woman from Burnley who had slipped and injured her ankle while descending a path at Low Wood near Brotherswater.

  • 08/09/2010

    Woman rescued from Cofa Pike. Patterdale

    NY 35802 12000

    The Team were called to assist a female from Stoke on Trent who had tumbled from the path between Fairfield and Cofa Pike. Team members were airlifted by the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance to the scene, a steep unstable slope. The Team and Aircraft crew stretchered the lady up to the summit of Fairfield to the Air Ambulance. She was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

  • 07/09/2010

    Ankle Injury on Lake Shore Path

    NY 39475 18077

    At approximately 3:30 pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a female walker from Bristol who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking from Howtown to Glenridding. The woman was treated at the scene, transferred to the Team's boat, and transported across the lake to a waiting ambulance.

  • 05/09/2010

    Fell Runner Assisted by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

    NY 34724 17014

    At approximately 1430, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a male who had fallen and suffered a deep cut to his knee. When the rescue team arrived the man, who was competing in a local competition, decided to complete the race and seek further medical advice himself later. This incident was taking place at the same time as the rescue on Helvellyn.

  • 05/09/2010

    Female Walker Rescued from Striding Edge

    NY 34507 14982

    At approximately 1345, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a female walker who had slipped and broken her lower leg on Striding Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 04/09/2010

    Request to assist a 14 year old

    NY 35572 13597

    The Police requested the Team to locate a 14 year old boy who was having difficulty in walking.

  • 03/09/2010

    Austrailian couple disorentated

    NY 41400 18900

    The police called the Team to assist in the evacuation of two Australian visitors

  • 03/09/2010

    Ambulance Assist

    The team were called to assist with moving a causualty to the Air Ambulance

  • 31/08/2010

    Fisherman Missing on Ullswater

    NY 39090 17130

    At approximately 11pm, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to search for a man from Yorkshire who was reported missing on Ullswater. The Team, assisted by Penrith MRT and four Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, searched the shore and lake for the missing man. His body was located by Police divers and recovered the following day.

  • 29/08/2010

    Missing Children at Aira Force

    NY 40100 21000

    Two children went missing while walking at Aira force. Their parents raised the alarm when they failed to find them. The team started a search around the area they were last seen, but the children turned up safe in bottom car park.

  • 21/08/2010

    11 Year Old Boy Falls from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

    NY 34656 15532

    At approximately 1400 on Saturday 21st August Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue an 11 year old boy, from Northampton, who had fallen 100ft from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn.

  • 21/08/2010

    Child fell into Aira Force

    Whilst the previous rescue was taking place a six year old child fell 10ft at Aira Force. A second Patterdale Mountain Rescue Landrover was dispatched to assist a NW Ambulance in attendance.

  • 06/08/2010

    Broken Wrist Grisdale

    NY 35400 13200

    Woman was found by a team members with fractured wrist while on route to previous rescue. She was treated and walked back to team landrover. Then back to the Rescue Centre before a friend drove her to hospital.

  • 06/08/2010

    Injured walkers rescued from Grisedale Valley

    NY 35490 13283

    At 1340hrs the Police requested Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to assist a female mountain walker from Brighton who had sustained a lower leg injury in the Grisedale Valley, Patterdale.

  • 25/07/2010

    Family lost on fells above Ullswater

    NY 45320 20071

    At 16.45pm the police called the Team to locate and assist a family from Manchester who had become disorientated and needed assistance to get back down to their holiday lodging at Swarthbeck, Ullswater.

  • 23/07/2010

    Separated couple Kepple Cove

    NY 35841 17090

    Search for 45 year old woman overdue at her rendezvous point.

  • 20/07/2010

    Young person stretchered from Swarth Beck

    NY 45670 19980

    The Team to assisted a 19yr old male who slipped and exacerbated an old injury and was unable to walk.

  • 15/07/2010

    Outdoor centre student damages ankle at Freeze Beck Boredale

    NY 41400 15600

    A 16 year old student slipped during a gorge scramble and damaged his ankle.

  • 10/07/2010

    65 year old man falls from Swirral Edge

    NY 34150 15394

    On Saturday 10th July, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 65 year old walker from Oldham who had slipped and fallen 200 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 03/07/2010

    D of E girls reported misssing on High Street

    NY 43596 23119

    The Team were called by the Police at around midnight, after a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor reported that a group of six 17 yr old girls had not arrived at a their checkpoint at Pooley Bridge. The girls from a school in Basingstoke had been dropped off at Hartsop earlier in the day but, had apparently failed to arrive at their camp site.

  • 02/07/2010

    Ankle injury at Elm How

    NY 37267 15078

    The Team were called by Cumbria Police to a female walker who had slipped and sustained a suspected broken ankle.

  • 28/06/2010

    Female slipped at High Force Ullswater

    NY 40000 20900

    A woman slipped close to High Force near Aira Force, Ullswater and damaged her Arm.

  • 26/06/2010

    Missing Kayaker on Ullswater

    NY 46500 24100

    PMRT were tasked by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to search for an 18 year old man from Lancashire who was reported to be in difficulties after his kayak capsized close to Pooley Bridge.

  • 14/06/2010


    NY 34993 14939

    The Team were called by Cumbria Police to investigate a group who were reported by a member of the public to be in difficulty on Striding Edge Helvellyn. On investigating the group from Manchester were found and in good shape.

  • 12/06/2010

    Search for 74yr old man

    NY 36893 13471

    Overdue walker on St Sunday Crag

  • 04/06/2010

    Head injury Striding Edge Helvellyn

    NY 35100 15500

    50 yr od man slipped from Striding Edge Helvellyn sustaining head injuries

  • 03/06/2010


    NY 03200 17000

    The Team assisted the Wasdale Team to search roadside verges following the fatal shootings in Cumbria.

  • 30/05/2010

    Over due walkers

    NY 35255 15750

    On Saturday 29th May the police called the team to investigate a reported missing walker. In the Helvellyn area

  • 23/05/2010

    Ankle injury - Striding Edge

    NY 34947 15194

    On Sunday 23rd May Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police following reports of an incident on Striding Edge Helvellyn.

  • 21/05/2010

    Man collapses

    NY 39944 20573

    Patterdale MRT were today called by Ambulance control to assist with the evacuation of a casualty from Aira Force. The man, a 71 year old from Durham, had collapsed while walking on the footpath around Aira Force waterfall. The rescue team assisted in getting the man back to the Ambulance, in which he was then taken to Carlisle Hospital for treatment.

  • 21/05/2010

    Walkers lost overnight

    NY 36048 18775

    The team were called at 2am after two walkers were reported lost on the fells above Ullswater. The brother and sister from Fleetwood had set of for a walk the previous day but had become disorientated after darkness fell. The pair were eventually reunited with their tent and a welcome bed at 8am having being out on the fells for nearly 18hours.

  • 29/04/2010

    Man Falls from Steamer on Ullswater

    NY 45140 22010

    On the morning of the 29th April, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by the coastguard to assist with a major search for a man who had fallen overboard whilst traveling on one of the Ullswater Steamers.

  • 17/04/2010

    Duke of Edinburgh Award student rescued

    NY 34400 18200

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the police to assist a 17yr old student from London.

  • 16/04/2010

    Exhausted man on High Street range above camp site

    NY 47154 21795

    Ten members of the Team attended a 32 year old man from Liverpool. The mans companion had called 999 as his friend was exhausted and could not walk any further.

  • 08/04/2010

    Belgium visitor slips on fell and fractures her ankle.

    NY 43125 12747

    On Thursday 8th April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 39yr old woman from Belgium who had slipped and fractured her ankle

  • 29/03/2010

    Female with chest pains at Aira Force

    NY 39856 20486

    On 29th March at 1056 am the team were called by the Police to Aira Force, Ullswater to a 64 year old female from Shropshire, who was complaining of chest pains. 12 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded.

  • 28/03/2010

    Man in water - Lake Ullswater

    NY 38755 17785

    The Patterdale team were asked by the police to attend an incident where a 42 year old male from Cleveleys was reported to have capsized his canoe

  • 22/03/2010

    Search for Coast to Coast walker,

    NY 43935 12293

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the Police at 22.33 to search for a missing person who was walking the Coast to Coast route from Patterdale to Shap.

  • 18/03/2010

    Three persons crag fast on Pinnacle Ridge.

    NY 36871 13873

    On 18th March 2010 at 19.20hrs. the Police tasked Patterdale MRT to assist three persons from Hampshire and Surrey who had become crag fast on St Sunday crag, Patterdale.

  • 16/03/2010

    73 year old man lost on High Street

    NY 43498 13422

    At approximately 8pm on 16th March, a 73 year old man from the Liverpool area rang the Police and reported himself lost in the vicinity of High Street. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, assisted by the Search and Rescue Dog Association (Lakes), instigated a search and located him at approximately 23:45 near Rest Dodd.

  • 13/03/2010

    Female Rescue on Catsycam

    NY 34700 15800

    Whilst the previous job No 16 in Brown Cove was finishing, a call was received to rescue a female who had become cragfast on steep snow on Catstycam

  • 13/03/2010

    200 metre fall into Brown Cove, Helvellyn

    NY 34283 15627

    On Saturday 13th March 2010 at 12.20 Patterdale Mountain rescue Team were alerted to assist a female climber from Hayfield, Derbyshire who had slipped and fallen 200 metre while climbing in Brown Cove, Helvellyn. The faller had been seen by a search Dog handler who along with a number of colleagues from the Lake District was on a training weekend in the area.

  • 27/02/2010

    Five lost walkers on summit of Helvellyn

    NY 34300 14900

    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.

  • 23/02/2010

    Overdue climbers

    NY 39664 08779

    Shortly 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

  • 22/02/2010

    Four climbers avalanched above Pinnacle Ridge

    NY 36687 13933

    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.

  • 21/02/2010

    Overdue walker

    NY 35873 11762

    The 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

  • 20/02/2010

    Leg Injury

    NY 46300 20600

    While 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

  • 20/02/2010

    Ankle injury

    NY 41200 18500

    The 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.

  • 16/02/2010

    Stranded Climbers

    NY 34239 15207

    Patterdale 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.

  • 11/02/2010

    61 year old man slips on snow from top of gully

    NY 34425 13786

    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

  • 07/02/2010

    Collapsed Male on Striding Edge

    NY 34555 15005

    At 13:20 on Sunday 7th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were called to rescue a man who had collapsed on Striding Edge

  • 06/02/2010

    Climbers falls in Nethermost Gully

    NY 34550 14800

    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.

  • 31/01/2010

    Incident on Ullswater

    NY 39003 16527

    While clearing up from the previous incident, the team were called by the Police to a report of a child drowning on Ullswater.

  • 31/01/2010

    Fall on Catstyecam

    NY 35000 16000

    The team were called by the Police to a climber who had fallen on Catsyecam. The call came while the team were out training, further up the valley.

  • 13/01/2010

    Ambulance Assist - Glenridding

    NY 38781 16905

    The team were called by the Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in Glenridding. On arrival, and with the benifit of more information, it became apparent that the teams skills were not required.

  • 11/01/2010

    Another car stranded in deep snow

    NY 40175 08374

    The rescue team was again called by the Police to rescue two people stranded in a car in deep snow on the Kirkstone Pass

  • 05/01/2010

    Rescue of motorists stranded on Kirkstone Pass

    NY 40210 08456

    The team were called by the Police to rescue two people stranded in a car in deep snow on the Kirkstone Pass. The couple from Edinburgh were on the way via Patterdale to a hotel in Windermere. They were following directions from their GPS which had routed them over Kirkstone.