Fatal fall between Steeple and Little Scoat Fell

Incident Report 16.07.2018

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called during the night at 00.42 on 15th July to assist a 65 year old fellwalker who had slipped and fallen from the ridge between Steeple and Little Scoat Fell high above Ennerdale.

The alarm was raised by the walker's companion who remained on the ridge. Team members ascended Steeple Ridge from the Ennerdale Valley to the informant's location and roped down some 80m to the casualty’s position.

Tragically, the man sustained fatal injuries from his fall. All the team’s thoughts are with the walker’s companion, his family and friends.

25 CMRT members responded to the incident.

Coastguard Helicopter, Rescue 199 from Prestwick, also attended but was unable to assist due to very low cloud cover over the fells.