3 in 2010
Little Narrowcove, Scafell Pike
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999′ call from a male walker who had fallen down a gulley snow slope on Scafell Pike. Two 30 year old climbers from the Sheffield area were descending from Scafell Pike when one of them slipped and slid 100m down a compacted snow slope dislocating his shoulder. It took some time to locate the injured person who was eventually located in the Chambers Crag area in Little Narrow cove. He was given analgesia and his shoulder reset. He was stretchered out – to below cloud base where a helicopter could attend. He was then airlifted to Barrow Hospital by a Sea King from RAF Valley. 22 Wasdale MRT supported by 13 Cockermouth MRT attended and the incident was closed at around 2.30 a.m. the following morning.

Incident started at 15:10 and ended at 02:30 making 11.3 hrs in total. There were 22 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2176 0714 (altitude 847 m). Total rescuer hours: 249