Incidents — East Buttress

East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Callout 5 in 2018

The team was contacted at around 5.30pm after a lone walker had fallen a considerable distance down a snow slope on the south side of Mickledore ridge sustaining multiple injuries.  Initially Helimed 58 came to assist but had to depart due to night fall, but not before confirming the casualty location.  Due to the suspected …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 2nd Jul 2017 – Callout 41 in 2017

We were then called by Police about a body found underneath the East Buttress of Scafell. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended and sadly it was determined the injured walker had died of their injuries. The Wasdale and Duddon & Furness teams then carried the walker back down to Wasdale.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 31st Jul 2016 – Callout 38 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker who had become stuck on steep ground above the East Buttress of Scafell whilst descending towards Foxes Tarn. She was located and then given assistance to get back up to the top of Scafell with the aid of a rope.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Tue 26th Apr 2016 – Callout 14 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen on the steep scree next to the East Buttress of Scafell and injured his shoulder. Due to the difficult location and evacuation route an S-92 Coastguard helicopter was requested. Team members including a doctor and the aircraft paramedic helped to stabilise and package the …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sat 30th May 2015 – Callout 20 in 2015

We were called by the Police about 2 walkers who were stuck in Mickledore Chimney on Scafell East Buttress. A small team was sent to extricate them from the crag. As we were walking up reports came from passing walkers that someone had fallen in the Mickledore area. Given the potential seriousness of a fall …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Thu 26th Jul 2012 – Callout 43 in 2012

We were contacted by Police regarding a group reported who were lost after summiting Scafell Pike. A grid reference was given by the casualty party and a hasty search of the main paths was initiated. Two of the party of seven were located near the plank bridge in Upper Eskdale and they walked out to …

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