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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Mon 17th Jul 2006 – Alert

A call came in from a team member who was already on the Scafell Pike descent. A male walker was having difficulty with hi knees on the Brown Tongue descent and was very slowly making his way off the mountain. He was within half a mile from Brackenclose. The struggling walker’s group had already called the police on ‘999’ so the team members call was an early heads up. The radio room was opened up and a number of team were on standby at the base to respond if deemed necessary. The police paged the team at 6.15 p.m. but no action was necessary. the incident was stood down at around 7.00 p.m. when the gentleman was safely off the fell. 8 team members who were already at the base having a meeting were involved. This incident has not been recorded as an official team callout but included here to give an indication of team involvement.

Incident Type
Location Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 18:00 and ended at 19:00 making 1 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 8

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-in-2006-8/