13 in 2007
Bell Stand, Eskdale
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The police paged the team to rescue a fallen climber in Eskdale. The man from outside the area was solo climbing on Bell Stand Crag above the old Quarry in Eskdale. He slipped and fell approximately 5m down the crag and then tumbled down the slope at the bottom. He sustained a scalp wound, chest injuries and a broken ankle. Although a RAF helicopter was called in to assist, this was subsequently stood down due to the nature of his chest injuries. He was evacuated by stretcher to a road ambulance and taken to West Cumberland Hospital where, nearly a week later, he is still recovering. Around 25 team members were involved in the rescue and the base was closed at 10.30 p.m.

Incident started at 20:19 and ended at 22:30 making 2.2 hrs in total. There were 25 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 55