114 in 2022
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
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The team was called about a walker who was descending from Scafell Pike. He had slipped multiple times and had suffered a number of injuries including a painful back injury which rendered him unable to continue. The team was called out and once on scene performed a medical assessment and then treatment before carefully placing the walker in a full body splint and casualty bag. This allowed a more comfortable stretcher carry down to Brackenclose where a handover was made with the awaiting land ambulance for onward transport to hospital. We wish him a swift recovery. We would also like to thank the kind people who gave the walker some food and drink, provided warmth with a survival shelter and stayed with him until we arrived.

Incident started at 14:46 and ended at 18:36 making 3.8 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 196074. Total rescuer hours: 57