131 in 2023
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
As the team were preparing for training, the first of four calls and three separate incidents in the space of one hour was received from Cumbria Police.
We were initially called about a walker who had slipped on the initial descent from Scafell Pike summit. She was unable to bear any weight. Due to the elevation at about 875m a request for Coastguard helicopter support was made, which was responded to by Rescue 912 from Humberside. After a humid walk up to the scene, team casualty carers assessed and treated the ankle, providing splinting and some strong pain relief. The walker was then secured into the stretcher for a carry down to flatter ground at Lingmell Col, where the helicopter was waiting for the transfer. The walker was then flown to hospital for further treatment and the team returned to the vehicles in the valley. We wish the walker well and hope to see her back on the fells soon. Thanks to the crew of Rescue 912 for their help, saving us a long carry to the valley floor.

Incident started at 18:25 and ended at 00:55 making 6.5 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211075. Total rescuer hours: 130