One of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in England. 2017 our 53rd year

Incidents 2015

  • 10/12/2015

    Team Called to Assist Fire & Rescue Service

    NY 38600 17000

    The team was called to assist with possible evacuations in Glenridding at 2030 last night and provided support until 0300.

  • 08/12/2015

    Unresposive female in Glenridding

    NY 38500 16985

    The North West Ambulance Services alerted the Team to an unresponsive woman in Glenridding village. In the prevailing weather and limited road access to the village team members assisted the ambulance crew to reach and assess the woman.

  • 05/12/2015

    Major flooding Incident

    NY 39140 16150

    This was the weekend of Storm Desmond and a major flooding emergency across the region. The team were involved in numberous checks on local residents, rescues and evacuations.

  • 26/11/2015

    2 Males lost in low cloud on Hartsop above Howe

    NY 37595 11438

    2 Males lost in low cloud on Hartsop above Howe

  • 26/11/2015

    Assist NWAS / Penrith MRT with casualty with a fractured ankle

    NY 60800 59700

    Assist NWAS / Penrith MRT with casualty extraction nr the village of Tindal, Hallbankgate, Nr Brampton NY608597

  • 15/11/2015

    Major incident - flooding

    SD 51800 93000

    Team members were on standby from Friday pm to Sunday lunchtime for predicted major flooding across Cumbria. The team assisted with the evacuation of people in the Kendal area on Friday night and assisted at the incident command centre at Police HQ.

  • 08/11/2015

    Rescue of woman with injured ankle

    NY 40300 18700

    The team rescued a woman who had injured her ankle whilst participating in a Lakeland Trail event. She was recovered to the team's base by boat and transferred to ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.

  • 25/10/2015

    Woman injured ankle on Dove Crag

    NY 37500 10500

    Whilst attending incidents 83 and 84 the team were called to assist a woman who had injured her leg whilst walking on Dove Crag. She was assisted from the fell by Langdale Ambleside MRT

  • 25/10/2015

    Team member injured knee

    NY 35500 15700

    A team member was rescued by the Team and the GNAA after sustaining an injured knee whilst recovering the casualty from incident 83.

  • 25/10/2015

    Mountain biker treated after falling off mountain bike

    NY 39636 17172

    At about 1320 on Sunday 25th October, two mountain bikers dropped into the rescue base asking for help. Their friend, also mountain biking, had fallen off his bike and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

  • 24/10/2015

    Man dies on Helvellyn after suffering chest pains

    NY 34210 15344

    A man tragically died on Helvellyn after complaining of chest pains on Swirral Edge. During the rescue a team member was injured and the team was then called out to assist a woman who was injured on Dove Crag.

  • 17/10/2015

    Man Stuck in Aira Force

    NY 39956 20528

    The team was called to assist a man who had become stuck below the main bridge at Aira Force. The man was above the falls. Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance and the Team went to his aid.

  • 13/10/2015

    Female fallen on path towards Dowthwaite Head Farm

    NY 37042 19513

    54 Year old female slips on the path towards Dowthwaite Head Farm

  • 11/10/2015

    Woman with suspected broken ankle rescued

    NY 38327 19558

    At 11:45 the Team were called to assist a 44 year old woman who had slipped and injured her ankle. She was given pain relief and stretched to a waiting mountain rescue Land Rover before onward transfer to hosipital.

  • 05/10/2015

    Shepherd and dog cragfast in East Chockstone Gulley on St Sunday Crag

    NY 36600 13700

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to help a local shepherd and his dog on St Sunday crag.

  • 30/09/2015

    Two females possibly cragfast on Striding Edge

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by a walker who had seen two females who looked like they were possibly struggling with the terrain on Striding Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 30/09/2015

    Assist Penrith MRT at Garrigill with a 79yr old male

    NY 74900 33000

    Penrith Mountain Rescue Team called on the assistance of members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to assist with the evacuation of a 70 year old man who had been out on the fell all night.

  • 29/09/2015

    72 year old male trips on path at Aira Force

    NY 40038 20917

    10 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team went to the assisstance of a 72 year old man who had tripped on the path running through Aira Force.

  • 24/09/2015

    Male with ankle injury, 1km past Gillside Campsite

    NY 38050 16850

    The team were asked to assist a man who had injured his ankle above Gillside campsite.

  • 23/09/2015

    Mountain biker injured arm

    NY 39500 18300

    The team were called to assist a mountain biker who had injured his arm on the lake shore path. He made his own way to safety whilst the team were assembling.

  • 23/09/2015

    Hallin Hag wood Ullswater

    NY 42800 20100

    The team were called to assist a woman who had fallen and suffered head injuries on the lake shore path. She was airlifted to hospital.

  • 21/09/2015

    Female walker falls at Caiston Beck dislocating her shoulder.

    NY 39500 10200

    Tasked by Cumbria Police to treat and evacuate a 60 year old female walker who had fallen and dislocated her shoulder descending down Caiston Beck.

  • 20/09/2015

    A busy day for Patterdale MRT

    NY 41900 15900

    The police received a 999 call from a group of three walkers who were lost on route from Howtwon to Patterdale. The Team used the SARLOC system to locate them and then helped them from the fell.

  • 20/09/2015

    Woman rescued in Glencoyne

    NY 37300 18400

    The Team and the Great North Air Ambulance went to the assistance of a 58 year old woman who was suffering from a suspected stroke. The woman, from Chorley, was flown to hosipital for treatment.

  • 18/09/2015

    Assist Penrith MRT for misper from Crosby Ravensworth

    NY 62300 14700

    The team were called for a second time to assist in the search for a missing elderly woman. She was later found West of the M6. Sadly the woman had died.

  • 14/09/2015

    Mountain Biker geographically misplaced on Matterdale Common

    NY 35100 21500

    Mountain Biker geographically misplaced on Matterdale Common

  • 12/09/2015

    Assist Penrith MRT for search on Crossfell

    NY 68720 34310

    The Team were requested to assist Penrith MRT in a major search of Cross Fell in the Northern Pennines.

  • 06/09/2015

    Eagle Crag Rescue

    NY 35730 14150

    A man slipped and fell landing near his climbing partner. He fractured his ankle and his climbing partner sustained a badly lacerated foot.

  • 05/09/2015

    70 Year Old Woman Fell and Sustained Head and Neck Injuries on St Sunday Crag

    NY 36381 12942

    The Team and the Great North Air Ambulance were called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 70 year old woman who had fallen on St Sunday Crag. The woman suffered head and neck injuries and had been unconscious at the time of the 999 call.

  • 15/08/2015

    25 year old male with a lower leg injury - Swirral Edge

    NY 34120 15254

    Swirral Edge - 25 year old male, sustained an injury to his lower leg which was preventing him from moving any further.

  • 12/08/2015

    Swirral Edge female fallen with head injury

    NY 34100 15300

    Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to a 57 year old female that had fallen on Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 11/08/2015

    Family of six lost at Aira Force after dark

    NY 39900 20800

    The team were called to assist a family of six lost at Aira Force. Whilst the team were responding the family got themselves to safety.

  • 11/08/2015

    Female walker and dog mauled by cattle

    NY 41000 12900

    North West Ambulance Service asked for the Teams assistance for a 50 year old female and her dog that had been mauled by cattle in the village of Hartsop.

  • 09/08/2015

    Third Rescue of the Weekend for Patterdale MRT

    NY 40024 20800

    A woman slipped and sustained an injury to her lower back whilst walking at Aira Force. The Team administered pain relief and placed the lady in a vacuum mattress and stretcher before carrying her to a waiting ambulance.

  • 08/08/2015

    21 Year Old Medical Student Suffered Knee Injury

    NY 44768 16817

    The Team assisted a young woman who had suffered a knee injury whilst walking with her friends and family. The woman was placed in a stretcher and taken back to the valley and reunited with her companions. She asked us not to mention that she's a medical student = so we won't.

  • 08/08/2015

    Search for woman who failed to turn up at her accommodation

    NY 39007 16258

    The Team assisted Keswick and Langdale MRT's with a search for a woman who failed to turn up at her accommodation whilst walking the Coast to Coast. It turned out that the woman had changed her mind and stayed somewhere else in the village. Not very helpful.

  • 07/08/2015

    Two People Stuck on Steep Ground

    NY 38700 16500

    The Team received a 999 call via Cumbria Police when two walkers got stuck on steep ground just above Ullswater. The Team quickly located the missing people and assisted them down safely.

  • 02/08/2015

    2 teenagers lost in the dark after sheep chase them

    NY 36692 17370

    Team members were called to assist two young men who had managed to get themselves benighted about 200 metres from where they had set off. The pair had planned to go on a short walk from the Youth Hostel at Greenside mines and ended up getting a little lost when it went dark. The young men became scared when they were 'chased' by some wild animals. They were unhurt.

  • 01/08/2015

    Search

    Whilst the Team were still dealing with the incident of the wild animals chasing the young men from the South of England, Keswick MRT requested the Team's assistance to search for a woman reported as missing on Helvellyn. She turned up safe and well.

  • 20/07/2015

    48 year old female slips and sustains a lower leg injury at Airaforce

    NY 33900 20600

    48 year old female slips and sustains a lower leg injury at Airaforce

  • 13/07/2015

    17 yr old female reported as cold and unable to walk, Rampsgill Head

    NY 44400 13000

    17 yr old female reported as cold and unable to walk, Rampsgill Head, grid ref NY444130

  • 13/07/2015

    Group of 7 lost in low cloud, last known location the Straits of Riggendale

    NY 43000 10600

    Group of 7 lost in low cloud, last known location the Straits of Riggendale

  • 11/07/2015

    Man Rescued from the Hole in the Wall, near Helvellyn

    NY 35900 15500

    The team were called to assist a man who had injured his ankle at the hole in the wall. He was evacuated from the fell by the team, assisted by Penrith MRT,

  • 10/07/2015

    Young male suffering from exhaustion

    NY 46900 20700

    The Team were called to assist a young male who was suffering from exhaustion.

  • 01/07/2015

    Male missing in the River Esk at Longtown

    NY 37600 68900

    Male missing in the River Esk at Longtown

  • 29/06/2015

    Search for an exhausted 68yr old lady near to Threshthwaite Mouth

    NY 42700 10300

    Search for an exhausted 68yr old lady near to Threshthwaite Mouth

  • 28/06/2015

    GSD injured on Red Tarn Track

    NY 35220 15540

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the police to help assist a German Shepherd dog who had slipped from the fell path and damaged his legs.

  • 27/06/2015

    Woman Suffers Head Injuries After Falling on Ullswater Lake Shore Path

    NY 40200 18800

    A woman from Grimsby was rescued by the Team and taken by boat to an ambulance at Pooley Bridge after falling on the lake shore path, North of Silver Bay. She had sustained deep lacerations to her head. She was transported by boat to Pooley Bridge for onward transfer by ambulance to hospital.

  • 23/06/2015

    Fallen 83 year old malle at Kailpot.

    NY 43105 20253

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria constabulary to go to the aid of an 83 year old gentleman,who was reported to have fallen and sustained leg and back injuries.

  • 20/06/2015

    Father fatally injured after falling from Striding Edge in the Lake District

    NY 34642 15080

    At 1122 am, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to reports that a man had fallen from Helvellyn in the Lake District. An RAF SeaKing Helicopter from Boulmer in Northumberland, the Great North Air Ambulance and Penrith Mountain Rescue Team assisted with rescue. Sadly the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Team's doctor.

  • 19/06/2015

    Reports of unconsious 14yr old girl on the lake shore footpath

    NY 42400 20000

    Reports of unconsious 14yr old girl on the lake shore footpath

  • 17/06/2015

    Man rescued from Grisedale following a leg injury

    NY 35400 13000

    The Team went to the aid of a 52 year old man who had reportedly broken his leg. The Great North Air Ambulance was able to land close by and assess the casualty who it turned out had cut his leg.

  • 01/06/2015

    18 Year Old Girl Rescued From Aira Force Beck

    NY 39996 20679

    The Team was called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with the rescue of an 18 year old girl who had slipped and fallen into Aira Force beck. The girl was treated by a paramedic and then carried by the Team to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.

  • 27/05/2015

    Two Walkers Lost in the area of Thornthwaite Crag above Hartsop

    NY 43123 10018

    Two Walkers Lost in the area of Thornthwaite Crag above Hartsop

  • 24/05/2015

    Walker Falls 30 metres into Brown Cove, Helvellyn

    NY 34000 16100

    A female walker, in a group of four, fell approximately 30 metres down the mountain after slipping whilst descending a steep scree slope in Brown Cove. The walker, who was wearing wellington type boots, was flown by air ambulance to Patterdale MRT base having only sustained relatively minor injuries.

  • 24/05/2015

    Ambulance Assist at Aira Force

    NY 39790 21096

    Patterdale MRT were called to assist the ambulance service after a 27 year old man from Bradford fell at aira force, sustaining head inuries. The man was escorted to an ambulance and the rescue was complete within 30 minutes!

  • 18/05/2015

    Team On Standby to Assist with Major Search

    The Team were placed on stand-by when Wasdale MRT requested possible assistance with a major search on Scaefell. The missing walkers were found later in the morning, having spent the night on the mountain.

  • 17/05/2015

    Man Lost on Hallin Fell

    NY 43300 19800

    A man reported himself as 'lost' by the Obelisk on Hallin Fell. Whilst the Team were mobilising he was brought back down the hill by the owner of the Howtown Hotel.

  • 08/05/2015

    Missing Walker

    NY 39500 16000

    Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team contacted the Team when a missing walker failed to turn up at her accommodation in Patterdale. Whilst the two teams were making enquiries the woman arrived safe and well, having taken a little longer than expected.

  • 24/04/2015

    Assist HM Coastguard

    NY 44500 21000

    The team were called by HM Coastguard to assist with a capsized yacht on Ullswater. The sailor was recovered safely from the water by a passing vessel and taken to a waiting ambulance whilst the Team's rescue boat was on route.

  • 22/04/2015

    Rescue

    NY 39618 16976

    Lady fallen on the lake shore path opposite Glenridding Pier.

  • 20/04/2015

    Hill Walker Suffers Fatal Injuries on Helvellyn

    NY 34900 14900

    A 75 year old male sustained fatal injuries after falling from Striding Edge. The North West Air Ambulance, Royal Air Force Sea King helicopter and Penrith M

  • 11/04/2015

    Mountain Biker With Shoulder Injury

    NY 44472 12882

    Patterdale MRT were called by Penrith MRT to assist them after a mountain biker crashed above Rampsgill Head near Kidsty Pike. Patterdale team members ascended from the site of the old Hayeswater dam and arrived at the scene at the same time as an RAF SeaKing which had also been called.

  • 11/04/2015

    Female with head injury on Glenridding Dodd

    NY 38512 17725

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to a young female who had fallen approximately 50 feet on loose ground whilst walking on Glenridding Dodd.

  • 09/04/2015

    Crashed light aircraft

    NY 46150 23676

    Another callout for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had just returned to their rescue base and were sorting equipment from a rescue involving a mountain biker when they received information of a light aircraft crashing into Ullswater near Pooley Bridge.

  • 09/04/2015

    Mountain biker comes off bike above Ullswater

    NY 45886 21307

    Three calls in three days for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. The Team were called to the assistance of an 18 year old male who had gone over his handlebars whilst mountain biking on a track near Auterstone Wood, above Ullswater.

  • 08/04/2015

    Walker stuck on ledge

    NY 37111 12111

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a scrambler who had become cragfast on Greenhow End.

  • 07/04/2015

    Missing person - Watermillock

    NY 43818 22806

    At 14:30 today Patterdale Mountain Rescue team received a request from Cumbria Police to assist with the search for an 87 year old gentleman.

  • 29/03/2015

    69 Year Old Man Stuck Ascending Helvellyn

    NY 34564 15075

    Patterdale MRT were contacted when a member of a party of four became stuck ascending the final slopes up to Helvellyn at the end of Striding Edge. In deteriorating weather conditions three members of the party raised the alarm via a mobile phone call before continued on to Helvellyn and descending via Lower Man and Whiteside to Greenside Mines and safety

  • 27/03/2015

    Lost night time walkers

    NY 39840 16265

    Two people had set out for a walk from Patterdale Youth Hostel to Howtown and back at 5pm. 3 1/2 hours later they were over taken by darkness and with no torch were unable to proceed.

  • 20/03/2015

    4 Walkers 'lost' on summit of Helvellyn

    NY 34269 15086

    At 1615, a group of four males reported themselves missing on the summit of Helvellyn. Keswick MRT initially tried to talk them down when they realised they were at the summit shelter. Due to the conditions the party were reluctant to move and personnel from Patterdale ascended Helvellyn to the summit to guide the group down.

  • 07/03/2015

    They say things come in threes...

    NY 37400 10600

    The third call out of the day for the Team involved Langdale Ambleside MRT, Penrith MRT and Kirkby Stephen MRT after four walkers become lost and separated from their walking group on Dove Crag. They were found several hours later safe and well but cold.

  • 07/03/2015

    21st Rescue of the Year for Patterdale MRT

    NY 42200 18800

    Just as incident 20 was coming to an end the Team were called to a second rescue on Sleet Fell. A man, from the North East of England, had slipped and broken his ankle. Penrith team assisted with the rescue too!

  • 07/03/2015

    The Busy Year Continues for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Volunteers

    NY 41498 16518

    At about 11.30 on Saturday 7th March the Team were called to their 20th rescue of 2015. A female walker had fallen near to Boredale Head and sustained a suspected broken ankle.

  • 28/02/2015

    Female Walker Suffering from Exhaustion on Dove Crag

    NY 37100 10788

    At 16:05 on Sunday 28th February Patterdale MRT went to the assistance of Langdale Ambleside MRT on ths summit of Dove Crag where a female walker had become exhausted in poor weather. The woman managed to move towards LAMRT and was assisted from the fell.

  • 28/02/2015

    2 People Stuck on Striding Edge

    NY 35259 15052

    The Team were called to assist two walkers who became stuck on Striding Edge in poor weather. The team were able to guide them to safety by mobile phone, whilst assembling to go onto the mountain.

  • 23/02/2015

    Team Evacuates 40 People from Kirstone Pass

    NY 40200 08100

    The Team received a call-out from Cumbria Police to assist with a major road accident on the Kirkstone Pass. After evacuating the man who had fallen from Helvellyn, fifteen team members went to assist at this incident, and were joined by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

  • 22/02/2015

    Man survives 200 metre fall from Helvellyn and team evacuates 40 people from Kirkstone Pass

    NY 34600 16500

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were nearing the end of a winter training exercise on Sunday morning when a 28 year old man stumbled out of the white-out conditions and collapsed at their feet. The man, who it later transpired had fallen about 200 metres from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn, was initially unable to tell the rescue team what had happened or whether he was alone.

  • 17/02/2015

    Three Rescues in One Day for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team - man dies after accident on Helvellyn

    NY 34300 15200

    A local mountaineer was found laying seriously injured by the Team's mountain rescue search dog at around 0100 on the morning of Wednesday 18th February. The 68 year old man from the Penrith area had set off earlier the day before to ascend Helvellyn. He was very experienced and well equipped. Sadly he died later in hospital.

  • 17/02/2015

    2 Walkers failed to return from Helvellyn

    NY 34100 15200

    2 Walkers failed to return from Helvellyn

  • 17/02/2015

    Female walker trips and sustains head injury above Silver Bay, Ullswater

    NY 39900 18400

    Female walker trips and sustains head injury above Silver Bay, Ullswater

  • 16/02/2015

    Lights seen descending from St Sunday Crag

    NY 36900 13400

    Lights seen descending from St Sunday Crag, above Patterdale.

  • 11/02/2015

    Injured Ankle on Myers Beck above Glenridding

    NY 37410 16340

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out during the afternoon of Wednesday 11th Feburay to Miers Beck above Glenridding to the aid of a female suffering from an ankle injury.

  • 10/02/2015

    Reports of an intoxicated person heading towards Helvellyn

    NY 36600 17400

    Reports of an intoxicated person heading towards Helvellyan

  • 07/02/2015

    Members assist Penrith MRT with a search

    NY 52195 31210

    Search for a missing person Beacon Edge Penrith. A continuation of previous searches by the Penrith MRT for a missing local man.

  • 04/02/2015

    Lights seen on fell

    NY 39710 08947

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team Received a call from a local landlord who'd seen lights on the fell above Brotherwater. A few members of the team investigated these lights which turned out to be two well equipped climbers taking advantage of the excellent winter conditions and full moon.

  • 04/02/2015

    Young Male with Chest Pains

    NY 40200 19800

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 17 year old male with chest pains.

  • 24/01/2015

    Climber Falls 40 metres

    NY 35600 14213

    A climber, from Lancaster, fell about 40 metres in the Eagle Crag area. He sustained a minor head injury and cuts and bruises, but was able to walk down and meet the rescue team. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

  • 18/01/2015

    Cries for help

    NY 44110 11320

    The Team were alerted by the Police after shouting was heard near High Street. It rapidly came to light that a local shepherd had been gathering his sheep.

  • 17/01/2015

    Two fall from Swirral edge, Helvellyn

    NY 34200 15500

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria police at 4pm on Saturday 17th January following reports of two men having fallen from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn into Brown Cove. Further reports suggested that there was one injured casualty and a further two who were mobile but on very steep snowy ground.

  • 11/01/2015

    Man and woman reported themselves lost

    SD 43900 86800

    Whilst rescue number 2 was taking place, Cumbria Police asked the Team to assist in a search for two missing people and their dog. It turned out the people were actually in Kendal MRT's area and Patterdale were really happpy to hand this over given they were already very busy.

  • 11/01/2015

    Man recovered from Helvellyn after major search

    NY 34303 15246

    Over sixty mountain rescuers were involved in a major search on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th January after a man was reported missing, possibly on Helvellyn. Sadly the man had sustained serious injuries which he had not survived.

  • 04/01/2015

    Lone walker with ankle injury

    NY 43323 19774

    At approximately 15.20 today Sunday 4th January Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to go to the aid of a lone male walker who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury just below the summit of Hallin fell.