Fellwalking

Incident Report #76 2020

A woman suffered a suspected fractured femur when she slipped. 

We requested assistance from an air ambulance and Great North were able to attend, arriving ahead of the team and sparing us a lengthy stretcher carry

Man Hours
11 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY301104

Incident Report #73 2020

A young couple were unable to locate their way off Silver How when mist descended.

They phoned for help, They were very poorly equipped so a small party went and retrieved them. 

Not the best way to spend a day on your honeymoon...

Man Hours
6 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY324070

Incident Report #71

A woman was lucky to suffer only minor injuries when she fell around 20 metres into a ravine while trying to locate a route down.

 

She was recovered to better ground via a rope system and then assisted from the hill

Man Hours
12 team members for 4 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY293071

Incident Report #66

A woman suffered a sustained bout of fitting on Fairfield summit. The team was called and were on route when we learned that a helicopter that had been requested to assist had managed to pick her off the summit

Man Hours
12 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY358114

Incident Report #57

A man called for help using an emergency locator beacon, It was established that he had a fracture/dislocation of his ankle and was unable to continue.

He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher

Man Hours
13 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY253072

Incident Report #45

A woman got her foot trapped on Heron Island, Rydal Water. She sustained painful injuries to both feet. Thankfully her friend and other island-dwellers were able to transport her back to the lake edge, where we treated her and handed her over to ambulance paramedics

Man Hours
12 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY3558506263

Incident Report #41

A male had spoken to his wife earlier in the day, saying he had run out of water and was lost. The decision was taken to allow more time for the man to find his own way down. An hour later he phoned his wife to say he had found his own way

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY310088