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Unknown Location – Mon 24th Apr 2000 – Callout 13 in 2000

A group of three team members out for a days walking were planning to check out the ascent / descent routes on Broad Stand, Scafell due to it being one of the Valley’s accident black spots. When they appeared at Mickledore they were approached by a group wanting to borrow a mobile telephone to call out the local mountain rescue team. A man was cragfast below the corner on Broad Stand. Although well equipped and with a rope, he had realised that the route was too dangerous and could not move either up or down. The man was lowered off the crag without further problems. Was this the quickest response to a call-out? On the scene within 3 minutes of the call for help… rescue completed within 20 minutes. See true life rescue story……..

Incident Type
Location Unknown Location

Incident started at 12:45.

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