148 in 2023
Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a knee injury on Broad Crag. He was unable to bear any weight.
A team member happened to be close by on Scafell Pike and redirected to the reported location. Once on scene he made an assessment and confirmed that he was not able to mobilise at all. Due to the elevation and specific location requiring a tricky carry down the scree from Broad Crag Col, helicopter support was requested. A full team callout was made and also extra support from Duddon and Furness MRT obtained.
Unfortunately the weather conditions were not favourable to enable Rescue 199 to land despite a number of attempts and they returned to their base in Scotland. This left the two teams to make their way to the scene and assess, treat and package the walker into the team stretcher. Once the difficult descent from Broad Crag Col to Lingmell Col was negotiated, a routine carry was undertaken back down to Brackenclose. The teams then returned to their respective bases.
Thanks to the helicopter crew and to Duddon and Furness for their support once again. We wish the walker well and a quick recovery.

Incident started at 12:13 and ended at 21:27 making 9.2 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY217075. Total rescuer hours: 193