24 in 2005
Scafell Pike

One of the WMRT members who lives at Wasdale Head rang from the Hotel at about 10.15pm Someone was reporting that one of their party (male, in his 40’s) was unable to walk but was near the summit of Scafell Pike. Initial information was sparse but we knew that it involved a groin injury that had got worse as the man was attempting to walk up Scafell (doing a three peaks challenge).As other walkers arrived back off the hill, the message became clearer and it was apparent that he was going to need MR assistance and indeed carrying off the hill. Conditions on the mountain were poor, with low cloud, rain and a fresh wind at that level. With little equipment on scene he was already very cold.Contact was established on scene when one of the team’s supporters came across the incident himself. He was able to ring the Team Leader’s mobile direct and provided initial support and shelter at the scene.19 WMRT members attended and he was stretchered off the fell by 02.40am. Mill Forge base was closed at 03.30a.m.

Incident started at 21:57 and ended at 03:30 making 5.6 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 106