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Stoners Spark Big Fat ...Mountain Rescue

A group of walkers escaped by the skin of their teeth in the Lake District at the weekend when one of their number got too high on cannabis to come back down without assistance.

Burnmoor Tarn, 134 kb
Burnmoor Tarn
© cathsullivan, Nov 2008

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were sent to retrieve the group of four men from... wait for it... Burnmoor Tarn (seriously), at the foot of Scafell, after they found their faculties blunted.

After the joint operation, Cumbria Constabulary took to Facebook to vent:

"Persons phoning Cumbria Police because they are stuck on a mountain, after taking cannabis. Now having to deploy M'tain Rescue, Air support and Ambulance to rescue them. Words fail us..."

It's easy to laugh - we couldn't resist - but it's worth pointing out that the team, which is made up entirely of dedicated volunters, responded to five incidents this weekend alone; this was the only one wacky enough to make national news.


Forums (37 comments)

I think this hits the nail on the head. One issue is whether or not they are idiots for getting themselves into such a situation - in my opinion no more so than in a case of misjudgement in any other situation, even in...
Look i dont know about you guys but i learnt an important skill when i was young.... i call it “find my way home” No matter how drunk or stoned i was as a teenager or older, i always found my way home usually with...
Don't you think we might be missing the point a little bit, yes out was a pretty pointless call out but I'm sure they get quite a few pointless ones a year. Isn't it better that this has made national news and maybe...
Easy to say with hindsight in possesion of the facts, if the original information referred to a drug overdose then that could be a serious situation requiring some serious interventions and air evacuation, which a...
If they were at Burnmoor Tarn then why was the whole team deployed with ambulance, air support etc. (Assuming the report is correct) Surely send one person up to assess, right lads, I'm from the mountain rescue, just...
You don't even know what the definition of a climber is, these guys were neither climbers or walkers, lets just say high spirited townies. Besides the media originaly said they were all incapicitated due to canabis...

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