Female (42), from London, slipped and fell sixty feet on Pike Howe, Langdale. She received serious head, neck and back injuries. The team carried her down the fell on a stretcher and she was taken to the County Hospital, Kendal.
Footnote: This woman had good clothing but her footwear left much to be desired—short Wellingtons with smooth soles. The cause of the accident is something of a mystery: she either slipped or over balanced. Weather conditions: very warm, dry and sunny.
The team, assisted by members from RAF Valley MRT went to the aid of a 42 year old man from York who slipped on rough track and sustained a serious knee injury. Stretchered to team's ambulance and transferred at Ambleside Ambulance Station for Kendal Hospital.
A woman sustained an ankle fracture when she slipped on a steep, wet path. She was treated by team members and evcuated to Ambleside, where she was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.
A family group of three went up to the Langdale Pikes area. They became lost after several attempts to find a way off. Although they had a map and compass and GPS, they were unable to use any. We were able to establish their altitude from the GPS, but it wasn't much use for anything else, since it wasn't set on British Grid. They were too cold and the process of setting the GPS up in any useful way was looking unlikely, so eventually located by the combined method getting them to take bearings to our vehicle lights in the valley bottom, and wonder-dog, Beinn.