70 in 2018
Wastwater Screes

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance waiting on the near side of the lake for the journey to hospital.

Incident started at 14:04 and ended at 18:00 making 3.9 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 16226 05512 (altitude 73 m). Total rescuer hours: 55