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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 30th Jan 2007 – Callout 3 in 2007

The team were paged by the police to respond to a mobile ‘999’ call from two local male walkers, in their late 20’s and early 30’s on the Corridor Route. They had left Brackenclose earlier in the day to climb the Pike but had got to Lingmel Col then decided to head off back down via Styhead. Just after crossing Skew Gill, one of the walkers went over on his ankle and could not walk any further. The team reached the casualty at 3.15 p.m. and stretchered him back down the mountain to Gavel Nease, then onto Whitehaven Hospital in one of the doctors vehicles. 16 team members were on the hill with a further team member on base control. Weather was fair with light showers. Photographs of the rescue are reproduced here. The incident was closed at 6.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
Injuries

Incident started at 13:46 and ended at 18:00 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 67

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-12-in-2007-2/