17 in 2010
Bad Step, Corridor Route
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Called out to rescue a 24 yr old male who had sustained a closed fracture of his left forearm. The party of six had left Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. Whilst descending the rock step above Greta Gill, a large boulder came away, falling down and hitting his arm and sending him 5m down the rock step . Fortunately he was prevented from carrying on don into the Gill by another walker who stopped him falling further. He was given analgesia on scene and a Sea King from RAF Boulmer winched the casualty on a stretcher and strop lifted his wife. They were both flown to whitehaven hospital. Around 12 team members were involved and the incident was closed at around 5.00 p.m.

Incident started at 13:33 and ended at 17:00 making 3.5 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY21895 08524 (altitude 611 m). Total rescuer hours: 42