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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 20th Sep 2014 – Callout 48 in 2014

The team was called about a climber stuck on steep ground on Scafell. The Sea King that we had been training with earlier in the day was back in the valley and lifted five team members to the summit of
Scafell before searching from the air. The stuck climber was found on Broad Stand, one of our accident blackspots, by the team and he and his partner were then winched from the mountain by the Sea King. It is worth noting that the compass feature on the informant’s iPhone gave a lat and long which enabled the team to significantly narrow down the initial search area.

Many thanks to the crew of Rescue 131 who even went back to recover the team from the summit of Scafell.

The Sea King lowering the winchman to the stuck climber.

The Sea King lowering the winchman to the stuck climber.

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell
Other Agencies

Incident started at 16:50 and ended at 19:00 making 2.2 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 2099 0679 (839m).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-sat-20th-sep-2014/