Broad Stand – Scafell

Broad Stand

Broad Stand

Broad Stand is a short cut between Scafell Pike and Scafell. It has been described as a scramble but has moves of rock climbing difficulty above an unforgiving landing.

The walkers’ route between Scafell and Scafell Pike involves descending towards upper Eskdale via Foxes Tarn, south east of the direct route.

Please note Broad Stand is an extremely dangerous area which has unfortunately seen a number of fatalities. An archive of incidents for Broad Stand is shown below.

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Our Callout Archive: Broad Stand – Scafell

Broad Stand, Scafell – Sun 18th Aug 2013 – Callout 48 in 2013

Ourselves, the Great North Air Ambulance and a Sea King from HMS Gannet were called to assist a climber who had fallen from Broad Stand on Scafell. The climber suffered multiple injuries. He was stabilised on the scene by doctors from WMRT & GNAA, then carried up to the waiting air ambulance by team members, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-sun-18th-aug-2013/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 14th Jun 2012 – Callout 35 in 2012

The team was called when shouts for help were heard coming from the Broad Stand area of Scafell. A man was found cragfast and uninjured by team members who had ascended via Lords Rake and Deep Gill. He was assisted back up towards the summit and walked down to Wasdale via Green How.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-thu-14th-jun-2012/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 2nd Jul 2011 – Callout 40 in 2011

Call from Police for a 62 year man who had taken a 30m fall off Broad Stand on Scafell. He sustained major injuries and was in a critical condition. Team members were flown up to the area in an Air Ambulance whilst the Paramedic remained on scene. The air ambulance had been dispatched immediately and …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 23rd Apr 2010 – Callout 12 in 2010

Team called out for a cragfast walker on Scafell. A Party of seven were descending via the Broad Stand path when one of their party became stuck on some loose scree. The callout was made and although the team were looking in the Foxes Tarn area, the stranded walker was in fact above Broad Stand. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-21/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 6th Aug 2009 – Callout 50 in 2009

While the team were administering casualty care to a fallen walker (see incident 54) , a second incident occurred. A male walker in his 40’s descending from Scafell via Broad Stand, slipped from almost an identical area, landed amongst the team members and cart wheeled off down the scree a further 15 metres. Fortunately …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 6th Aug 2009 – Callout 49 in 2009

Callout by the police for a male walker in his 20’s who had fallen around 10 to 15 metres and broken his arm somewhere on the mountain between Scafell and Scafell Pike. As the team assembled, more information came in which indicated that he had actually fallen off Broad Stand, a notorious accident blackspot on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-54-in-2009/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 16th Feb 2008 – Callout 7 in 2008

Police paged the team to respond to an incident on Broad Stand, Scafell . A group of five male walkers from the Midlands were descending from the summit of Scafell via the Broad Stand route when one of their party, a male in his late 40’s fell whilst climbing down the difficult rock step. He …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-15-in-2008/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 4th May 2007 – Callout 17 in 2007

The police paged the team to attend to an incident after a report of a 59 year old male walker having fallen from Broad Stand. Broad Stand is a deceptively difficult route between Scafell and Scafell Pike. For many years it has been one of the accident black spots in Wasdale. Great North Air Ambulance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-26-in-2007-2/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Mon 25th Apr 2005 – Callout 8 in 2005

The Team were called in by the police to respond to an informant on a mobile phone on the top of Scafell Pike who had seen a couple of walkers having difficulties descending Broad Stand. The informant reported that he had heard others walkers shouting up to them “stay where you are until the rescue …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-12-in-2005/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 24th Sep 2004 – Callout 37 in 2004 (limited)

Workington Police contacted the Team to respond to a call for help from two cragfast walkers. The request was for Scafell Pike but their location was actually above Broad Stand on Scafell. A limited callout of team member took place at 2152 hrs once details had been established. Two team members went up to Mickledore …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-40-in-2004/

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