61 in 2009
Scafell Pike
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Call to rescue a 17yr old girl who had become severely dehydrated on her return from the summit of Scafell Pike. The girl was in a larger school party completing the 3 Peaks Challenge. They had already climbed Ben Nevis. Rather than dehydration, the team doctors established that there were underlying conditions and she was very ill with a viral infection. She was treated on scene with drips and airlifted to Whitehaven hospital by Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer. 16 team members were involved and the incident closed around 10.30 p.m.

Incident started at 17:27 and ended at 22:30 making 5.1 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20102 07287 (altitude 510 m). Total rescuer hours: 82