Rock climbing

Incident Report #48 2019

Mon, 15th July 2019, 13:50
A climber fell, cutting his hand badly. He was treated by team members and assisted off some steep, loose ground.
Man Hours: 
11 team members for 2.5 hours
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Incident Report #38 2019

Mon, 10th June 2019, 21:52
A climber was hit by a large falling rock while descending from a route. He sustained serious multiple injuries. His companion raised the alarm. In the complex ground of the crag and the gloom of dusk, it took us a while to locate them. Team members were lifted to the crag by Coastguard Rescue 199. Belays were established and they were lowered to the climber and his condition was stabilised. He was then lowered further down the crag to appoint where the helicopter could reach them again to winch the injured man aboard. He was flown to a major trauma centre for treatment.
Man Hours: 
19 team members for 8 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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Incident Report #18 2019

Sat, 9th March 2019, 13:51
Two men became cragfast at the top of the first pitch of Crescent Climb. In a lengthy operation, they were recovered to flatter ground
Man Hours: 
14 team members for 7.5 hours
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Incident Report #30 2018

Sun, 22nd April 2018, 18:37
A male climber fell from the crag, suffering multiple injuries. Despite efforts from bystanders and the team, sadly he was declared deceased at the scene. His body was recovered to Ambleside
Man Hours: 
17 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #110 2015

Sat, 31st October 2015, 12:50

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..

Man Hours: 
15 team members for 6.5 hours, plus Kendal, Wasdale, Duddon, and RAF MRTs
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Incident Report #82 2014

Sat, 20th September 2014, 15:21

A 33-year-old male fell about 4 metres while climbing, landing on his feet and injuring both ankles. There is potential for a fall of this nature to cause other injuries, masked by the pain in the ankles, so the man was splinted in a full-body vacuum splint as a precaution and then evacuated to the air ambulance waiting in the valley bottom. He was then flown to hospital

Man Hours: 
10 team members for 2 hours
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Incident Report #77 2014

Thu, 4th September 2014, 17:31

The previous incident had only just concluded when we were called to assist two climbers on Gimmer Crag. One had sustained a suspected fractured lower leg and the other one had suffered concussion. With help from both air ambulance and a Royal Navy Seaking the two men were evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Man Hours: 
18 team members for 7 hours
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Incident Report #69 2014

Tue, 19th August 2014, 15:47
A climber took a lead fall, landing on his back and sustaining potentially serious injuries. He was treated and stabilised by team members and evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Man Hours: 
17 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #63 2014

Sat, 9th August 2014, 09:56

The team was called to a climber with a lower leg fracture. He was still on a ledge some 5 metres from the crag base. He was treated and evacuated

Man Hours: 
18 team members for 3.5 hours
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Incident Report #35 2014

Wed, 21st May 2014, 14:41

A climber took a lead fall while climbing on Pavey Ark. He was stabilised by team members and air ambulance paramedics, and airlifted to hospital for further treatment by RN Gannet

Man Hours: 
15 team members for 6 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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