22 in 2003
Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike

Whilst tidying up and closing the base to incident 25, a further call came in to say a lady had broken her ankle below Pikes Crag on Scafell Pike. There was some initial concern that this lady may have been the one heard in incident 25. Also we were surprised that a further incident had occurred within1000 meters of the one we had just attended.

The team went out yet again and found the lady with a significant lower leg fracture 30 metres lower than the Woolworth Boulder, on the main descent from Mickledore. Another helicopter was requested. The Navy Sea King 177 from Prestwick arrived on scene at the same time as the advance group. She was airlifted to Whitehaven hospital.

A group of six young men who were on their way up Scafell Pike as part of the 3 peaks Challenge, kindly stopped to help look after the group (father, mother and two young children) until the team arrived. They had climbed Ben Nevis at 0200 hrs that day and were to carry on to climb Snowdon within a 24 hour period. The incident had not dampened their enthusiasm to complete the challenge. They have promised to send some of the photographs of the incident so watch this space

Incident started at 17:05.