32 in 2013
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Whilst responding to the incident at Boot in Eskdale, the team were asked to attend a woman with a suspected fractured femur near the summit of Scafell Pike. Duddon and Furness MRT were asked to cover the Boot incident while 13 Wasdale team members ascended Scafell Pike via Mickledore. Due to the serious nature of her injuries a Sea King was requested and arrived on scene from RAF Boulmer at about the same time as the first team member. Analgesia was given and her leg was splinted before the casualty was winched into the aircraft to be taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle. 

Incident started at 20:50 and ended at 02:45 making 5.9 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 211 070 (altitude 850 m). Total rescuer hours: 94