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Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike
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We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who was potentially unable to continue walking due to pain in her hip. Fortunately the family party was well equipped and so a slow pace or halt was manageable without serious consequences. The location was the summit of Scafell Pike.
After a discussion with the Team Leader, it was agreed the walker would continue to walk slowly downhill, thus staying warm and also reducing the potential length of the stretcher carry for team members. Misty conditions ruled out any chance of air support. Duddon and Furness MRT were asked to be on standby for extra support for a possible long stretcher carry.
The walker and party continued to make slow but steady progress, and eventually was able to complete the walk to the valley without team assistance on the hill.
The Team Leader closed the log when the party were in their vehicle safely and en route to their accommodation. Thanks to the walker for the self-rescue and we wish her well in her recovery.

Incident started at 18:28 and ended at 00:24 making 5.9 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY216072. Total rescuer hours: 18