Report came from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel that two men walking up The Band with the intention of climbing on Bowfell Buttress and intending to return by 4 p.m. had not done so. Team Members were alerted in the late evening but before leaving the Advanced Base at the Old Hotel report came the men had returned at 10-5p.m. A false alarm with good intent.
Man, 21 years, Climbing Instructor, climbing on Tarn Crag. The man, leading, slipped and fell some 40ft. receiving serious back injuries. His second on the rope, a girl 18 years, sustained a broken wrist. Both brought down by the Team and conveyed to Kendal Hospital by the Ambulance.
A 22-year-old woman suffered a fractured femur when she fell about 5 metres from Lower Scout Crag, hitting the ground. She treated and splinted by team members, then airlifted to Furness General Hospital.
A climber fell from the descent route sustaining serious multiple injuries. He was treated by team members and evacuated to hospital by RAF Boulmer helicopter. Sadly he died the following morning in Intensive Care at West Cumberland Infirmary.
Gimmer again! This time for a 62-year-old male who fell while climbing on Gimmer Crag. He fell about 10 metres, breaking his ankle ankle in the process. He was treated and lowered off the crag and then evacuated to the valley floor for onward transport to hospital. It was a fine day for climbing...there's never a good day for falling!
We were contacted to assist a female climber with her leg jammed in a crack on A Route on Gimmer. She wasn't injured, but was well and truly stuck. The team was mobilised and all seemed straight forward until....