132 in 2021
Broad Crag
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A walker came across two other walkers unable to continue as one had a leg problem. Initially, not enough team members were available for a stretcher carry, and the terrain is very difficult in all directions, so a helicopter was requested to assist. The plan was to lift team members with all the heavy carrying equipment up the hill as high as the cloud base would allow, but whilst the helicopter was en route the cloud base dropped at least another 200m. R936 attempted to lift some team members up to Sty Head but the cloud base was too low so they were dropped back to Brackenclose before returning to Caernarfon. The team then set off on foot, together with seven Duddon and Furness team members. Once on scene, the casualty was assessed and was able to set off walking. The team took the long way round via Esk Hause and Sty Head as it was the easiest way off.
Many thanks to R936 and Duddon and Furness MRT and also to the walker who stayed with the casualty party for well over five hours before MRT were on scene. The casualty and friend would have been seriously wet and cold without his help.

Incident started at 15:20 and ended at 00:58 making 9.6 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 220 075. Total rescuer hours: 182