Rock climbing

Incident Report #18 2019

18
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3735

Incident Report #30 2018

30
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3655

Incident Report #110 2015

110
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3376

Incident Report #82 2014

82
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3236

Incident Report #77 2014

77
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3231

Incident Report #69 2014

69
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3223

Incident Report #63 2014

63
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3217

Incident Report #35 2014

35
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
Unique Incident ID: 
3189

Incident Report #45 2013

45
Thu, 20th June 2013, 14:02

The team were called when two climbers fell from Long Scar, nr Three Shires Stone. One sustained serious multiple injuries, the other, although seemingly badly injured at the time, suffered no serious injury. Two air ambulances, and an RAF Seaking attended, and with all parties pulling together, the two were stabilised and flown to the Royal Victoira Infirmary. Kendal MRT also attended.. there's always a back up plan, in case the weather clags in and the helicopters can't fly.

Man Hours: 
18 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
3096

Incident Report #41 2013

41
Sat, 25th May 2013, 14:30
A climber took a fall from Raven Crag at Walthwaite. He sustained an nasty injury to his ankle/foot/ He was treated at the scene and then extracted from the crag and evacuated by stretcher.
Man Hours: 
10 team members for 2 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
3092
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