10 in 2012
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

The team were contacted by the police to assist a walker in his sixties who had become exhausted and felt unwell on Scafell Pike. He was next to the stretcher box at Mickledore and did not feel that he had the strength to make his own way off the fell. A full callout was made but whilst responding to this incident a second incident was reported, lower on Scafell Pike.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called in to assist with both incidents providing an additional ten team members. The majority of rescuers from both teams went to the second incident whilst a group including a team doctor continued up the mountain to the initial casualty. He was warmed up and checked over by the team doctor before slowly walking down to Wasdale Head. He and the rest of his group were then driven back to their transport in Eskdale. Incident closed at 21:30 with 10 Wasdale and 2 Duddon and Furness team members involved.

Incident started at 15:40 and ended at 21:30 making 5.8 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2104306942 (altitude 835 m). Total rescuer hours: 70