34 in 2018
Broad Stand, Scafell
Other Agencies

We were called by Police about a walker who’d fallen off Broad Stand, badly injuring their leg. The Great North Air Ambulance arrived first and provided medical treatment for the casualty whilst also coming down to pick team members up and ferry them to Mickledore. Once on scene the team helped to package the casualty and then move him a short distance to a position where he could be winched by the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon who then took the walker to hospital. We were also helped by 2 passing climbers who were able to belay the stretcher whilst it was moved.

Incident started at 15:09 and ended at 19:30 making 4.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2098 0654 (altitude 787 m). Total rescuer hours: 66