Rock climbing

Incident Report #25 1970

 Two men (one a Priest) aged 29 years and 21 years, fell a considerable distance whilst climbing on Pavey Ark. The Priest suffered leg, hand and facial injuries and his companion rib and thigh injuries. The Team on this occasion was assisted by Kendal Mountain Rescue Team . Both the injured were brought down by stretcher and conveyed to the County Hospital, Kendal.

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Incident Report #4 1970

Report came from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel that two men walking up The Band with the intention of climbing on Bowfell Buttress and intending to return by 4 p.m. had not done so. Team Members were alerted in the late evening but before leaving the Advanced Base at the Old Hotel report came the men had returned at 10-5p.m. A false alarm with good intent.

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Incident Report #31 2008

Gimmer again! This time for a 62-year-old male who fell while climbing on Gimmer Crag. He fell about 10 metres, breaking his ankle ankle in the process. He was treated and lowered off the crag and then evacuated to the valley floor for onward transport to hospital. It was a fine day for climbing...there's never a good day for falling!

Man Hours
78, plus Kendal MRT
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