Gimmer Crag

Incident Report #38 2019

Mon, 10th June 2019, 21:52
A climber was hit by a large falling rock while descending from a route. He sustained serious multiple injuries. His companion raised the alarm. In the complex ground of the crag and the gloom of dusk, it took us a while to locate them. Team members were lifted to the crag by Coastguard Rescue 199. Belays were established and they were lowered to the climber and his condition was stabilised. He was then lowered further down the crag to appoint where the helicopter could reach them again to winch the injured man aboard. He was flown to a major trauma centre for treatment.
Man Hours: 
19 team members for 8 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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Incident Report #110 2015

Sat, 31st October 2015, 12:50

A young woman took a 40 metres fall from Gimmer Crag. She sustained serious multiple injuries. Weather conditions were very poor, and the chances of getting a vital helicopter evacuation looked unlikely. Two others sustained minor injuries. The seriously injured woman was stabilised by team members and lowered further down the crag, from where she was picked up by the Rescue 912 in a stunning and brave bit of flying in very poor conditions. If anyone had any doubts that the replacement for their much-loved Sea King would fail to deliver, then today proved them groundless..

Man Hours: 
15 team members for 6.5 hours, plus Kendal, Wasdale, Duddon, and RAF MRTs
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Incident Report #77 2014

Thu, 4th September 2014, 17:31

The previous incident had only just concluded when we were called to assist two climbers on Gimmer Crag. One had sustained a suspected fractured lower leg and the other one had suffered concussion. With help from both air ambulance and a Royal Navy Seaking the two men were evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Man Hours: 
18 team members for 7 hours
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Incident Report #83 2012

Mon, 5th November 2012, 18:39
A party of climbers got caught out late and one became separated from the others. Thankfully they managed to sort themselves out and find their way down following a bit of advice
Man Hours: 
13 team members for 1 hour
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Incident Report #42 2011

Tue, 21st June 2011, 16:06

A climber dislocated his shoulder, and as a result fell 4 or 5 metres. He was treated on the ledge he landed on and airlifted to hospital in Newcastle by a helicopter from RAF Boulmer.

Man Hours: 
2.5 hours
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Incident Report #23 2011

Sat, 19th March 2011, 08:30

The team searched gullies and ravines on Gimmer Crag for a missing man. Nothing was found

Man Hours: 
11 team members for 4.5 hours
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Incident Report # 2010

Sun, 26th September 2010, 08:00

A further search was carried out in connection with incident 116. The face and various gullies on Gimmer Crag and Pike O'Stickle were checked with assistance from Lancashire police helicopter.

Man Hours: 
4 team members for 5 hours
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Incident Report #91 2010

Sun, 8th August 2010, 23:17

Two climbers became cragfast when their rope got stuck while trying to abseil off their route. The fact that they only started climbing at 19:30 may have had an bearing on their situation. A team member was lowered down to them,

Man Hours: 
10 team members for 6.5 hours
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Incident Report #31 2008

Thu, 8th May 2008, 14:04

Gimmer again! This time for a 62-year-old male who fell while climbing on Gimmer Crag. He fell about 10 metres, breaking his ankle ankle in the process. He was treated and lowered off the crag and then evacuated to the valley floor for onward transport to hospital. It was a fine day for climbing...there's never a good day for falling!

Man Hours: 
78, plus Kendal MRT
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Incident Report #29 2008

Tue, 6th May 2008, 14:00

We were contacted to assist a female climber with her leg jammed in a crack on A Route on Gimmer. She wasn't injured, but was well and truly stuck. The team was mobilised and all seemed straight forward until....

Man Hours: 
144, plus Kendal MRT, Patterdale MRT Doctor, Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO). RAF Boulmer helicopter.
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