Bowfell

Incident Report #6 2011

6
Sat, 22nd January 2011, 13:15

While we were en route to the previous incident, we had to split resources to deal with this second incident. A man slipped and sustained a lower leg injury on the summit ridge. He was treated by team members and evacuated in the same helicopter as the previous casualty.

Man Hours: 
19 team members for 4.25 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
2856

Incident Report #5 2011

5
Sat, 22nd January 2011, 11:55

A man slipped and fell around 30 metres, sustaining rib, arm and shoulder injuries. He was treated by team members and evacuated by helicopter from RAF Boulmer to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

Man Hours: 
19 team members for 4 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
2855

Incident Report #146 2010

146
Sun, 28th November 2010, 16:10

A woman was found on the summit of Bowfell, collapsed and unconscious. With her was found a significant number of opiate based painkillers and part consumed bottle of alcohol.

Man Hours: 
19 team members for 9 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
2834

Incident Report #126 2010

126
Sun, 24th October 2010, 19:06

Two people lost the path on the descent from Bowfell and were unable to relocate it.

Man Hours: 
4 team members for 2 hours
Unique Incident ID: 
2814

Incident Report #31 2010

31
Sun, 7th March 2010, 12:25

A rucsac was reported abandoned on the Climbers Traverse. The team was on a training exercise with a helicopter from RAF Leconfield

Man Hours: 
5 team members for 0.5 hours, plus RAF Leconfield
Unique Incident ID: 
2712

Incident Report #121 2009

121
Sat, 28th November 2009, 12:40

A 59-year-old man suffered a suspected heart problem, with chest pains and nausea reported. The team was dispatched immediately, along with a request for a helicopter to attend. There was a little confusion as to the location, with it given as Hanging Knotts, but the grid reference given put it on the north summit of Bowfell. The latter was correct. The helicopter arrived on scene first, and airlifted the man to hospital, while team members located the rest of the party, and walked back down with them.

Man Hours: 
56
Unique Incident ID: 
2666

Incident Report #18 2009

18
Fri, 6th February 2009, 11:36

A man slipped and fell approximately 100 metres from the Climber Traverse on Bowfell. He sustained serious head injuries. His fall was witnessed by another man close by, who raised the alarm, and then went to assist. The team were mobilised to help, and a helicopter was requested to attend. Team members were airlifted in to the site and provided emergency care, along with the winchman. The man was then airlifted to West Cumberland Hospital. He received head, chest and hand injuries. He was well equipped.

Man Hours: 
68
Unique Incident ID: 
2545

Incident Report #16 2009

16
Wed, 4th February 2009, 20:10

A male climber sustained a suspected lower leg fracture. In a determined attempt to get down, his climbing partner assisted him a significant distance, before the pain became too much. The team found him at the base of Rossett Ghyll and stretchered him from there. His perseverance is to be applauded. They were experienced and well equipped.

Man Hours: 
15
Unique Incident ID: 
2543

Incident Report #14 2009

14
Tue, 3rd February 2009, 15:30

A man slipped and fell approximately 100 metres from the Climber Traverse on Bowfell. He sustained serious multiple injuries. Two members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were fairly nearby, so were directed to the scene to assist while the team set off from the valley bottom. A helicopter was requested and arrived from RAF Boulmer. The man was stabilised and airlifted to West Cumberland Infirmary. His friend was assisted to the valley.

Man Hours: 
56, plus 2 Keswick MRT
Unique Incident ID: 
2541

Incident Report #101 2008

101
Sun, 28th December 2008, 15:10

A man phoned for help after becoming cragfast near the Great Slab on Bowfell after descending on to heavily frozen ground. He was recovered and assisted from the hill. His predicament was complicated by becoming separated form his companion, and then throwing his rucsac down an ice-up rock pitch which he was then unable to descend himself, leaving him without spare clothing etc.

Man Hours: 
63
Unique Incident ID: 
2523
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