31 in 2023
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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An early Sunday morning call arrived from Cumbria Police about two walkers who who become benighted high on Scafell Pike in the mist. Having spent many hours trying to find their way, one of the walkers had also slipped and tripped multiple times and had sustained several injuries.
The team were called and due to low numbers from pre-arranged training courses, we requested additional support from Duddon And Furness MRT. The casualties were located and initially provided with a team shelter, additional clothing, food and drink. As expected one of the casualties was injured, in significant pain and was not able to safely walk off the fell. As such evacuation help was provided by Rescue 936 from Caernarfon. Strong pain relief was provided before the casualty was handed over and winched into the helicopter for transfer to hospital. We wish her a quick recovery.
Many thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT and the crew of Rescue 936 once again. A great team effort again.

Incident started at 03:38 and ended at 11:41 making 8.1 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 210069. Total rescuer hours: 65