A pregnant woman in a large group started suffering abdominal pains at the dam at Stickle Tarn. The team responded and an air ambulance was requested to assist. She was treated and evacuated by air ambulance. The remainder of the group, of very variable ages, fitness and equipment levels were assisted down the hill. One of our more 'interesting' adventures this year...
The team were requested to assist with a search of the central fells for a woman who had become seperated from her partner near Great End. Despite a large scale overnight search, she was located next morning in Langdale
Flashing lights and shouts for help were reported from a Langdale pub. An investigation found only the possibility of a farmer recovering his dog or similar. A false alarm with good intent.
A man slipped on frozen ground and sustained a serious shloulder injury. The team were on route when we were made aware that he'd been picked up by qir ambulance and evacuated
A man celebrating his birthday sustained a nasty ankle injury when he slipped and fell into the water at Skelwith Force. He managed to pull himself out of the water, but required assistance from the team to treat his injury and evacuate him to an ambulance
An army trainnee sustained a fractured anke while camping above Stickle Tarn. The team responded in very poor visibility and darkness to locate and treat the young male. He was splinted and given pain relief and evacuated from the hill in a lengthy stretcher carry.. 1am pie and beans back at base was veru much appreciated!
An ill-prepared group of 5 became benighted when it went dark while they were on Crinkle Crags.. depsite their impatience, they were eventually located by team members from RAF MRTs and escorted to safety. An unecessary rescue at the end of a long, hard day
A member of a group took a tumble up on the Climber's Traverse on Bowfell, sustaining facial injuries. With our team already committed to the previous, serious incident, along with members of Kendal MRT, and a Duddon MRT member who made the mistake of being at our base when it kicked off, it was necessary to request Coniston MRT to assist. This they did, and evacuated the man to the valley floor
A young woman took a 40 metres fall from Gimmer Crag. She sustained serious multiple injuries. Weather conditions were very poor, and the chances of getting a vital helicopter evacuation looked unlikely. Two others sustained minor injuries. The seriously injured woman was stabilised by team members and lowered further down the crag, from where she was picked up by the Rescue 912 in a stunning and brave bit of flying in very poor conditions. If anyone had any doubts that the replacement for their much-loved Sea King would fail to deliver, then today proved them groundless..
In the first incident of what would prove to be a very busy day, a man suffered a collapse as a result of a cardiac event while climing The Band. The team responded and the man was treated and evacuated to an air ambulance, waiting below the cloud base. He was flown to Carlisle for treatment
The team assisted in a joint operation with Keswick and Cockermouth MRTs to rescue a man with a knee injury at Stake Pass.
He was able to walk down with assistance
A male became seperated from his colleagues while walking on Silver How. When he hadn't returned after several hours, a search was organised. He was located on the road in Langdale heading back towards their accommodation
A male fell from the path above Browney Ghyll, falling 30 metres and sustaining head inuries, double wrist fractures and lower back damage. He was treated by team members and air ambulance paramedics and and then evacuated by Royal Navy Sea King to Preston hospital
A female sustained an arm inury when she fell on Gunson Knott. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance at Three Shires Stone
A 48-year-old male slipped and sustained a lower leg injury while out walking with his family. He was treated by team members and then evacuated to an ambulance at the roadside
Five people were reported overdue. Three had last been seen near Angle Tarn, when their group had become strung out, and two others, who had gone back up to look for them. A search was being planned when they turned up in the valley
A 51-year-old female suffered a lower leg injury. She attempted to self-evacuate but eventually had accepted an offer to call for assistance. She was treated and evacuated by team members