Climber's Traverse

Incident Report #111 2015

  A member of a group took a tumble up on the Climber's Traverse on Bowfell,  sustaining facial injuries. With our team already committed to the previous, serious incident, along with members of Kendal MRT, and  a Duddon MRT member who made the mistake of being at our base when it kicked off, it was necessary to request Coniston MRT to assist. This they did, and evacuated the man to the valley floor

Man Hours
5 team members for 2 hours, plus Coniston MRT
OS Grid Reference
NY246070

Incident Report #25 2014

A man sustained a painful upper arm injury on Climbers Traverse. His injury proved very difficult to stabilise on the difficult terrain, however with a substantial amount of pain relief and fortitude, the man was treated by team members and evacuated to a location below the cloudbase with help from Kendal and RAF Leeming MRT, from where he was evacuated by helicopter from RAF Boulmer at the second attempt.
Man Hours
23 team members for 8.5 hours plus Kendal, RAF Leeming MRTs and RAF Boulmer
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY247065