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Broad Crag – Sat 24th Sep 2011 – Callout 58 in 2011

Poised ready for action

Poised ready for action

The team were called out by the police to respond to a male walker who had fallen and sustained lacerations to his head and an arm injury. He was one of a group of 8 walkers who had set off from Seathwaite at around 2am to climb Scafell Pike on the three peaks challenge. The information passed to the team included a partial grid reference and description that fitted Broad Crag better than Scafell Pike.

Following the top of Piers Gill on the way to Lingmell Col

Team members and casualty party following the top of Piers Gill on the way to Lingmell Col

16 Team members (and two search dogs) searched both Scafell Pike and Broad Crag and the casualty and three of his group were found not far from the summit of Broad Crag. After being warmed inside a bivi-tent he was able to walk down to Brackenclose with the team and the other three group members. Here they were met by the rest of their group who had descended to Seathwaite to raise the alarm and then driven round. Incident closed at 14:30.

The view down to Brackenclose and Wastwater as we left the cloud at the top of Lingmell Nose

The view down to Brackenclose and Wastwater as we left the cloud at the top of Lingmell Nose

Incident Type
Location Broad Crag
Injuries
Tagged

Incident started at 08:08 and ended at 14:30 making 6.4 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21875 07603 (923m). Total man hours: 109

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-crag-3/