Climber's Traverse

Incident Report #111 2015

Sat, 31st October 2015, 14:03

  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
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Incident Report #25 2014

Sun, 13th April 2014, 12:45
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
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Incident Report #33 1994

Fri, 1st April 1994, 14:16
A party of 5 men were crossing a snow field when one slipped and fell 70 ft into rocks, sustaining head and back injuries. The team attended the scene and he was airlifted to Furness General Hospital by R.N. Gannett helicopter. None of this group had ice axes or crampons- Be warned! Don't be an April fool.
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