71 in 2007
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Call at 23:20hr from Cumbria Police. Informant was Police in North Wales which caused some confusion. They had a police team doing 3 peaks and reported a male walker with a broken ankle in group also doing the 3 peaks by the slabs just below the summit plateau on Scafell Pike. He was a large male in his 30’s. Conditions were warm, still & dry with good visibility but dark. A doctor was already on scene ( turned out to be his wife).Duddon & Furness MRT were called in to assist with the carry down. Injury was an unstable fracture of left ankle. The casualty was given analgesic and stretchered off the mountain. He was taken to West Cumberland Hospital by ambulance and the incident was closed at 5:00 hrs

Incident started at 23:20 and ended at 05:00 making 5.7 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 2111 0772 (altitude 765 m).