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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike
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We were called yesterday by Cumbria Police about a walker who had slipped, injuring her wrist when breaking her fall. Passing walkers, one with previous first aid experience had stopped to help the walker and family party. The location was between Lingmell Col and Piers Gill.
With communications limited initially, the Team Leader initiated a full callout and asked an advance party to travel direct with shelter and warm clothing in case the walker was not able to mobilise at all.
However, as the walker was able to gingerly walk with assistance, contact was made on the fell at Hollow Stones. After some pain relief and splinting of the wrist, the walker’s stoicism helped her back down to the valley under her own steam, with only limited assistance from team members. The family party then made their own way to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Huge thanks to the two walkers who stopped to help and ended up in the wrong valley as a result (we hope your planned onward journey went smoothly).
We also wish the walker a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the fell soon.
(As the normal team photographers were clearly not on the fell yesterday we have no callout shots. So photos instead of the additional team members in the valley standing by in case the callout escalated, who were re-tasked briefly on shepherding duties…)

Incident started at 13:25 and ended at 17:42 making 4.3 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY212078. Total rescuer hours: 56