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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Mon 14th Feb 2005 – Alert

Not a callout with incident number but of general interest. Three males in their twenties, from North Yorkshire, had been onto the summit of Scafell Pike . Whilst descending, two of the three fell on steep ground having slipped on ice. One fell 15 feet and sustained a nasty gash to his face, a broken arm and other deep cuts to his limbs. The other got away with bruises and a twisted ankle. Despite what were clearly very painful injuries they managed to make their own way to the National trust site at Wasdale Head. Many people might have involved mountain rescue straight away. The Team leader was actually in the area when they turned up and from what they said it would appear that they had been descending from Broad Crag Col which is a long walk out with a broken arm. The Team leader splinted the arm and started bandaged the wounds before the ambulance arrived on scene. The ambulance took them all the West Cumberland Hospital. There had been no request from the police for assistance.

Incident Type
Location Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 16:00.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-in-2005-16/