Castle Howe

Incident Report #28 1974

Girl (14), of Leeds, was reported missing after she had wandered off in the Castle Howe area. The girl's parents had gone to another peak not far away but when they came back, she had gone. The team searched Grasmere and then towards the Castle Howe area. The girl was found on the Ambleside-Langdale road at 4.45 p.m. and the team was recalled at 5.00 p.m.
Footnote: This girl was a reluctant walker although her parents were keen
Weather conditions: Clear sunshine, but rather cold.

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Incident Report #26 1974

Boy (16) of Coventry, suffered exhaustion and mild exposure during a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme expedition at Castle Howe, Blea Crag, Langdale. The team carried him down the fell on a stretcher and he was treated by the team doctor before being allowed home.
Footnote: These four had no previous fell experience. The weather was rainy, and although their footwear was good, there was no sign of water-proofs. Their equipment was far too heavy, and most of their food was in medium or large tins. They gave the impression that they did not think much to "this fell walking lark".

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