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Scafell Pike – Sat 30th Jun 2007 – Callout 27 in 2007

Wasdale MRT was called to rescue a young male walker who had collapsed on the summit of Scafell Pike. He was in a party of three who were doing the Three Peaks Challenge. The three walkers were all in the twenties and from outside the area. One of the party had become separated from the other two whilst he was trying to get help from his mobile phone. He had an altimeter watch therefore no grid reference was available but he could give an elevation. [It’s worth noting that these watches can be up to 100m out due to air pressure variations if they’ve not recently been reset. The team searched where the party said there were but did not find anyone. The team widened the search and at 3:45 hrs the collapsed walker was found on the Eskdale side of the mountain. He was given food and warmed in a bivvy tent and could eventually be walked off the mountain down to Wasdale Head. After a further search the third missing walker was located. He was assisted back up to the summit and also walked off the mountain. Whilst searching for the collapsed walker a further group of four walkers were found sheltering in the Mickledore stretcher box. They were subsequently reported missing by the police but fortunately the team had already found them and escorted them off the mountain. The team had significant difficulty getting the rescue vehicles back down the valley due to the severe congestion on the road from Three Peaker challenge vehicles parked up. 20 team members were involved and the incident was closed at 6:30 hrs

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Location Scafell Pike
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Incident started at 23:48 and ended at 06:30 making 6.7 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2185 0733 (814m). Total man hours: 134

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