111 in 2016
Broad Stand, Scafell

We were called by Police about 2 walker who’d become stuck in the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney on Scafell. It was hard to access the pair due to the thick mist on Scafell which was making visibility via torchlight difficult and the rocks very greasy. In the end an abseil system was used to get down the upper part of the Broad Stand approach. One of the walkers was able to move around in the flat ground above Broad Stand whilst the second had jumped down onto a lower ledge. He was accessed by a team member, put in a climbing harness and then hauled back up with the aid of a mechanical advantage rope system. Both walkers were then lowered down to Mickledore via the abseil point, then walked back into Wasdale by a further group of team members who’d been waiting for them to descend.

Incident started at 14:58 and ended at 23:00 making 8 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2097 0682 (altitude 860 m). Total rescuer hours: 112