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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Sep 2015 – Callout 55 in 2015

We were called by Police for a walker with a leg injury. Initially this was believed to be near Sty Head Tarn and the Keswick team were also called. A further 999 call was made by a member of the public which helped to place the incident nearer to Piers Gill. The injured walker and a friend were found where the Piers Gill path crosses Greta Gill. The walker had broken her leg whilst crossing slippery boulders on the crossing. The casualty was treated on the scene by a team doctor then packaged and evacuated back to Wasdale with help from the Duddon Team. Incident closed 21:00. 16 WMRT involved + DFMRT (and initially Keswick).

Short video of the stretcher run from today's rescue. Thanks to Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team for helping with the carry.

Posted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday, 20 September 2015

Incident Type
Location Greta Gill, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Incident started at 16:40 and ended at 21:00 making 4.3 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 215 087 (383m). Total man hours: 77

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/greta-gill-scafell-pike-sun-20th-sep-2015/