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We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were descending a gill below Wistow Crags on Pillar. One of the walkers had taken a short tumble in the gill banging their head and injuring their arm. Due to the unusual location a short search was needed to locate the walkers who were found in in the gully of the gill. The injured walker was given medical treatment on the scene by team members. Due to the difficulty of the ground the casualty bravely agreed to walk down the gully until easier ground was reached and we switched to the stretcher. Given the long evacuation we were joined by our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team who helped carried the casualty back to Wasdale Head.


Incident started at 16:24 and ended at 23:00 making 6.6 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY17633 11448 (altitude 529 m). Total rescuer hours: 106