Call Out Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Call Out Time: 3:16 pm

Stood Down Time: 5:42 pm

Team / Agency: Keswick MRT

Full dogs / Local Dogs: Local Dog Team

Search Dogs Involved: Beck, Rona, Isla

Call Out Details:

Three inexperienced walkers strayed off the path and ended up in a steep gully on Skiddaw, which had already avalanched. The Team's available search dogs attended, in case the area avalanched again during the rescue.

Call Out Conclusion:

The three were rescued without further incident, though it is worth noting they were in no way prepared for winter conditions - or even the hill. No equipment, spare food, inadequate clothing and footwear would have meant a miserable night out - or worse. Because overnight, a major avalanche occurred, covering the whole area they would have been in.