24 in 2000
Unknown Location

Call out for a 28 yr old male walker with a reported ankle injury part way up Scafell Pike. He had been taking part in a 3 Peaks Challenge event and had in fact been suffering with a knee injury as he ascended the Pike (having done Ben Nevis earlier in the day). The pain in his knee had got worse and he become unable to walk any further. He was on the footpath, half way between the top of Brown Tongue and Lingmel Col. His leg was splinted and he was carried down to Brackenclose by stretcher, arriving at around 0400 hrs. His colleagues used their own transport to either take him to hospital or continue on there way to Snowdon. The Mill Forge rescue base at Gosforth was closed down around 0500 hrs. 13 team members on the hill and 1 at base. There were many other people out doing the 3 Peaks event that night and many of them were having real difficulty on the extremely slippery path down Brown Tongue – Not much sign of people sticking to the code of practice, which does ask them not to do the mountain during the hours of darkness.

Incident started at 00:15.