49 in 2020
Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

A call was received from Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a knee injury and could not walk. As most of the available Wasdale team members were committed to an incident on Kirk Fell, Keswick team undertook to deal with this – many thanks to them – with assistance from Duddon and Furness team and 2 Wasdale team members. It would have been a gruelling stretcher carry back to Borrowdale so the decision was made to bring the casualty down to Wasdale and once the stretcher party were up and over Lingmell Col and on their way to Wasdale, the Keswick team members retraced their steps along the Corridor Route. The remaining Duddon and Furness and Wasdale team members continued down to Wasdale Head with the casualty, who was taken to Wasdale Head Inn to await the arrival of a family member.

Many many thanks to all who helped.

Incident started at 15:29 and ended at 22:47 making 7.3 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2120 0779. Total rescuer hours: 15