Emailed Photo Aids Mountain Rescue

A mobile phone photo was used in a rescue on Saturday 14th Feb, when a couple in difficulty on a Lake District fell sent a picture of their location to Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

Ullock Pike en route to Skiddaw
© Crispy Haddock, Mar 2005

The walkers had set off from Bassenthwaite up what they thought was Ullock Pike, but got spooked by snowy steep ground. Not knowing exactly where they were they decided to call for help.

'By getting him to take a picture of what he could see, emailing it to the team, and checking how they had got there, we deduced that they were somewhere in the top of Southerndale' a team spokesman told the Westmorland Gazette.

'A small group of team members with two search dogs set off to bring them down. By this time, the gentleman's phone had died, and no further contact was possible.'

'As the team neared the top of Ullock Pike, a phone call was received to say that they had managed to get off by themselves.'

'It afterwards transpired they had been on the adjacent ridge which they had mistaken for the Ullock Ridge.'


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