12 in 2022
Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike
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A call was received about a walker who had sustained an ankle injury and was unable to walk. The location was virtually at the top of Scafell Pike.
Given the very considerable risk of severe hypothermia in the conditions – bitterly cold and extremely high winds, Wasdale team responded, with support from Duddon and Furness and Cockermouth teams. A Coastguard helicopter was also requested. A call was received just over an hour later to say the party were nearly back at the car park, having been helped by other walkers.
The 15 Wasdale, 8 Duddon and Furness and 11 Cockermouth team members, who were all already on their way, together with the coastguard helicopter, were then stood down.

Incident started at 14:06 and ended at 16:27 making 2.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 213 072. Total rescuer hours: 36