110 in 2023
Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police. A Mountain Leader had come across a lone walker near Lingmell Col who had hurt her ankle and seemed unable to walk any further. She was part of a larger group who had continued to the summit and were due to return. The ML was concerned enough to alert the police as the walker also did not have shelter or extra layers and so she was also becoming cold. As the team leader was gathering further information and considering deploying the team, the walking group returned. After some discussion the walking party and the casualty decided they would attempt to walk down under their own steam, and only call the team out if absolutely necessary. Two hours later, the party was able to confirm that slow progress had made and that they were nearly back to the car park, so the team was stood down. Thanks to the ML for their help in this situation, and we wish the walker a swift recovery.

Incident started at 16:04 and ended at 18:26 making 2.4 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 7