70 in 2019
Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
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We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending to Broad Crag Col on the way up Scafell Pike injuring their ankle. A team member who was already on the fell went to the scene and assessed the injury. In view of the location high on Broad Crag assistance was called from the Coastguard Helicopter from Prestwick. The helicopter winch man provided pain relief and splinted the limb before winching abroad for the flight to hospital.

Incident started at 14:44 and ended at 19:39 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2178 0746. Total rescuer hours: 83