31 in 2024
Sty Head
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The team was called by Cumbria Police about a walker somewhere on Scafell Pike who was unable to walk to due to cramps in his legs.
Due to poor mobile signal, further information was not available for some time. A full callout was made with the possibility of a search and due to conditions, a real risk of hypothermia. Eventually contact was made by the police, with the positive update that visiting ‘off duty’ MRT members from another team had come across the walker and his group and were assisting them towards Sty Head from the Corridor Route. Fortunately, after rest, shelter, food and drink, the walker was then able to re-mobilise and make his own way off the hill. Team members met the party at Burnthwaite and ensured they got back to their vehicle at Wasdale Head.
Our thanks to all those that helped on the hill, we are very grateful.

Incident started at 14:16 and ended at 17:55 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY218095. Total rescuer hours: 52