17 in 2018
Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

We were called by Police about a walker who had slid on hard snow whilst descending from Scafell Pike towards Broad Crag and injured their back / pelvic region. The Great North Air Ambulance attended but was not able to land close by so instead ferried team members closer to the scene. The coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also attended and was able to winch the walker from the scene and take them to hospital. We’d like to thank both GNAA and R199 for their significant assistance on this incident.

Incident started at 14:11 and ended at 17:13 making 3 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2147307508 (altitude 800 m). Total rescuer hours: 57