4 in 2023
Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
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The team was called out via Cumbria Police last night to a medical emergency on the Corridor Route. On the descent from Scafell Pike one of a group of walkers was suffering from an asthma attack. He had taken his normal medication, however this was not helping as normal and he was not able to make any further progress. At this point they wisely called for help.
The team responded quickly with an advance party and other team members following. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 936 from Caernarfon was also requested and responded.
Once on scene the team medics provided shelter and gave additional medication and treatment. This was enough to improve the walker’s condition to enable a winch into the helicopter. He was then flown to hospital in Whitehaven for further treatment, and the team returned to base to restock the vehicles.
We wish the walker a swift recovery and hope to see him back on the fells soon. Many thanks also to the crew of Rescue 936, with some skilful flying in difficult conditions.

Incident started at 16:54 and ended at 22:54 making 6 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY220087. Total rescuer hours: 96