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Pillar – Sat 15th Sep 2012 – Callout 53 in 2012

The team was called out to rescue a solo female walker who had sustained ankle injuries whilst walking the Mosedale Horseshoe. Due to the location Cockermouth MRT were called in to assist. It took some considerable searching to find the casualty, 100 metres down towards Pillar Rock from Pillar summit.

After being warmed and given analgesia the casualty was able to walk with assistance back up to the summit. From the summit she was stretchered down to Wasdale Head via Wind Gap; an evacuation that took three hours over challenging terrain. Sixteen Wasdale and about twelve Cockermouth team members were involved.

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Location Pillar
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Incident started at 21:12 and ended at 06:12 making 9 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 17181 12194 (836m). Total man hours: 144

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/pillar-sat-15th-sep-2012/