- 146 in 2023
- Full Callout — Injured & Medical
- Scafell Pike
- Mild, Mist, Rain
- Leg Injury
A call was received from Cumbria Police about a walker who had fallen and hurt his leg on the descent from Scafell Pike. The other two members of the group were becoming increasingly cold and progress was slow. The Team Leader was able to talk to the group and advised to keep descending if they were able, as this maintains body heat and also reduces the time taken for the team to make contact on the fell. Fortunately they were able to do this and managed to descend from Lingmell Col to below the stream crossing. Team Casualty Carers then met them and made an assessment of the injury, before providing support for the group to make their own way for the rest of the descent to Brackenclose.
Incident started at 18:18 and ended at 21:34 making 3.3 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211077. Total rescuer hours: 46