75 in 2024
Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a walker who had taken ill with additional severe cramping in his legs. He was with another walker but only very slow progress was being made from the Scafell Pike summit in poor conditions.
A full team callout was made in case a stretcher carry was required. However as the first team member was making the ascent, the walker was found much lower than expected. He was being helped down by a passing three peak walking party. Once he was moving again he was able to make it back to Brackenclose with assistance. This saved a potentially long night for team members, for which we are very grateful. The team then stood down and returned to base.

Incident started at 21:43 and ended at 00:38 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 41