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Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Jun 2011 – Callout 35 in 2011

Warmed up and in dry clothing the party of three sets off. By this time the cloud had lifted and visibility was good

Warmed up and in dry clothing the party of three sets off. By this time the cloud had lifted and visibility was good

A party on the 3 peaks became disorientated on their descent after losing the path and were now lost.  Due to the poor weather conditions they were also wet and cold and one of them was having difficulty walking due to a sore knee.  As their location was uncertain the team initially mounted a search and they were found close to ‘The Slabs’ on the main descent path from Scafell Pike summit.  After re-warming and a change of clothing they were able to start walking off the mountain, however, it was faster and more comfortable to move the man with the sore knee on the stretcher brought up the fell by the Duddon and Furness Team who had come to help with the incident.

Lingmel Nose and sledging the casualty back down to the valley bottom

Lingmel Nose and sledging the casualty back down to the valley bottom

Thanks to Duddon Team for assisting with ten team members.  In total around of 25 team members were involved and incident was closed at 5.00 p.m.

Back rope provides security for the long descent

Back rope provides security for the long descent

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
Injuries
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Incident started at 10:50 and ended at 17:00 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 25 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21215 07442 (880m). Total man hours: 155

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-16/