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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 44 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who’d become stuck on the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney. Three of the walkers were stuck on a ledge just below the grassy terrace and were assisted back up a couple of short rocky steps with the aid of a rope from above then once on the terrace lowered down to Mickledore from the usual spot at the apex of the ridge. A fourth walker had made it much further down and was stuck in a precarious location just above Mickledore Chimney. He was reached by lowering a team member from above who provided a helmet and harness and then both were lowered to the ground. A fifth member of the party had someone made it all the way down unscathed.

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell

Incident started at 13:27 and ended at 20:42 making 7.3 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2102 0679 (839m). Total man hours: 88

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-sun-30th-sep-2018/