Incident Report #15 1974

Three boys (all aged 17), from Welwyn Garden City and Blackpool, suffered exposure at the head of Mickieden, Langdale. All three were assisted down the fell and then to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel where they were treated by the team doctor.
Footnote: These boys were on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition, but with the equipment they had, both group and personal, they should never have started out—it was a very bad turn out altogether.
Weather conditions: Very bad, with rain and mist, and ground conditions were very wet. It was very cold for the time of year.
Special note: These boys were suffering from exposure—time of year: mid-July.

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