Male (24), a serving soldier from Exeter fell 80 feet while rock climbing on Gimmer Crag, Langdale. The team carried the climber, who had serious multiple injuries, to an R.A.F. helicopter which had been diverted from a training flight and landed on a nearby peak.
Male (30) from Nottingham, whilst preparing to climb, was hit by a loose rock from above, dislodged by another climber on Middle Fell Buttress, Langdale. He received head, neck and shoulder injuries. The team conveyed him down the fell assisted by the South Ribble team, and he was taken to the County Hospital, Kendal.
Footnote; This rock climber had not even started his climb and was sorting his gear out when the rock hit him. He had no helmet on at the time, but the climber who dislodged the rock had no connection with this man.
A climber fell 5 meteres to the ground and sustained concussion and a wrist fracture. He was treated and then evacuated by theteam to the air ambulance, which had landed lower down the fell.
The team assisted by RAF Linton MRT and RAF Stafford MRT went to the aid of a 33 year old climber from Northampton who fell 40' onto a small ledge. She sustained fractured ribs, spinal and leg injuries. Stretcher lowered 80' to base of crag, then conveyed to the ODG to an awaiting ambulance.
At 24 year old climber from London, having gone off the recognised route tried to reverse some hard moves and fell 40'. He sustained head, chest, spinal and leg injuries. Stretcher lowered over difficult ground, then carried to an awaiting ambulance.
It was reputed that a rock hold gave way when a 22 year old man from Sunderland deviated off route and fell 70'. He suffered very severe head injuries and was flow to Whitehaven hospital by helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer but was found to be dead on arrival.
The team and R.A.F. St. Athans M.R.T. just completed Rescue No. 18 turned out again when a 40 year old man from Kendal fell 50' to base of crag. He sustained severe head and other multiple injuries. A helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer winched up casualty and team doctor and flew both to hospital
A search was mounted for 2 teenage climbers from Stourbridge overdue from rock climb. One climber found but his friend was last seen near top of crag. Eventually located missing climber unhurt amongst boulders at East Raven Crag. They had no torches.
A 38 year old female from Lockerbie suffered a broken arm and shock when a lead climber fell 60 feet onto her belay. Team lowered stretcher to accident site, rendered first aid and lowered casualty 200 feet to base of crag. Rest of team then evacuated the casualty down the fellside. Lead climber uninjured.
RAF St. Athan M.R.T., who were on exercise, alerted the Team and assisted when a 21 year old climber from Ipswich fell whilst leading "Arcturas" and suffered a fracture to his leg. Lowered off and Stretchered to Stickle Tarn to await helicopter from Rescue 38
A 21 year old man from Newcastle-under-Lyme sustained head and spinal injuries when he fell 80 feet from "Rake End Chimney" and landed on Jacks Rake. A helicopter from RAF Boulmer flew the injured climber to Whitehaven Hospital. A female companion who was only slightly injured was airlifted to safety.
The Team assisted by Coniston M.R.T. went to the aid of a 26 year old female climber from Hove, Sussex who fell whilst leading Pitch 8. She sustained multiple injuries. A 250' stretcher lower down the face in darkness ensued.
The Team went to the assistance of a 33 year old climber from London who was left hanging free from the rock when his abseil rope fouled up in his harness. Climber trying to recover "Runners" from "Haste not Direct". Taken off crag unhurt.
A novice climber aged 17 from Newcastle-upon-Lyme and wearing E.B. Rockbootsfell90' from "Holly Tree Traverse" during heavy rain. He sustained collar bone, rib and arm fractures. Leader of group tried to walk the casualty down, but called Team as casualties condition rapidly deteriorated.