Bowfell Buttress

Incident Report #27 1972

Husband and wife, from Manchester, were walking down from the top of Bowfell, when husband slipped and started to fall down very slippery snow on Left Hand Gully. He fell a considerable distance, sustaining slight injuries. Wife also fell about 500 feet, sustaining fatal injuries. Husband brought down by team that evening, and conveyed to County Hospital, Kendal, and detained. Due to very extreme weather conditions the body of the wife was recovered the following morning.

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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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