92 in 2007
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
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Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ mobile call reporting 2 teenage male walkers who were somewhere near Scafell Pike, overlooking a river and stick on a rocky ledge. One of the walkers had injuries. Due to the uncertainty of location the team leader requested additional manpower for the search and eventual carry off. Duddon & Furness MRT, Cockermouth MRT and Keswick MRT were called in to help with the search. Early into the search the advance came upon a group who were aware that the fallen walker was located in Piers Gill. One of the walkers had fallen 50 ft down a rock step in the bottom of the Gill and landed on his back. His only injuries were bumps, bruises and sore ribs. His only evacuation route was to be hauled up a 300 foot rocky gulley. The four crag fast walkers had to be roped out from their location, belayed from above as they traversed out of their precarious location and then back up Piers Gill to Lingmel Col. Weather conditions for the rescue were severe with low cloud and driving rain. – the following extract from the press release summarizes the incident which closed at 1:00 hrs on the 27th with all the missing and injured persons accounted for.Nature of incident and details of injuries:Wasdale MRT were called to assist what they thought was a party of 2 fell walkers who were stuck on a ledge overlooking a river on Scafell Pike ?

Incident started at 16:12 and ended at 01:00 making 8.8 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY2115 0830 (altitude 580 m).