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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 18th Oct 2018 – Callout 55 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were reported to be stuck on the rock face overlooking Mickledore by a passer-by. This was later confirmed to be the Broad Stand area by a phone conversation with the original informant and speaking with people who’d descended via Mickledore. Once on scene on walker was found just above the difficult step of Broad Stand whilst their friend had managed to make it down onto the slab below. Both were now cragfast. The walker above the step was brought back up and then lowered down via the abseil point whilst the lower walker was lowered all the way to the bottom. They were then walked down to Brackenclose, then taken back to their vehicle in Eskdale.

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell

Incident started at 14:39 and ended at 20:48 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 209 068. Total man hours: 105

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-thu-18th-oct-2018/