18 in 2005
Scafell Pike

The police called the team out to respond to a broken ankle on Scafell Pike. A father and his 12 year old son were descending from Mickledore when the son went over on his ankle at the Woolworth boulder and could not put any weight on it. The father called the police on his mobile phone. The Team Leader was already descending the Pike and strangely enough was actually passing the father when he was calling the police. He was unaware of the pending call until 5 minutes later when his own mobile went off. He quickly made his way back up and stabilized the casualty while the rest of the team made their way up. The boy’s leg was put in an inflatable splint and he was stretchered back down to Brackenclose. The father drove his son to Whitehaven Hospital for treatment. There were around 15 team members on the rescue and the incident closed at around 7.00 pm.

Incident started at 14:46 and ended at 19:00 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 63