Two men set to walk from the ODG to Stickle Tarn and back and with almost impossibly bad navigation managed to get benighted at Angle Tarn. Team assisted by SARDA, RAF Leeming MRT and RAF Boulmer. They walked down in the morning. 'Words fail me' said the team leader.
The 'best' man on a stag night tried to climb down Side Pike after drinking many pints of Old Peculiar. Surprisingly, he fell and injured his head, spine and fractured his leg. He felt no pain, at least not till morning!
15 year old boy, part of a D of E group, collapsed with appendicitis and was airlifted to hospital by RAF Boulmer, who were, thankfully, in ^e area as holiday traffic prohibited the team driving anywhere near the area. The teacher 'shadowing' the group was still missing at 8.30 p.m., and 'unaware of the rescue'
52 year old woman collapsed and called for help which was heard by several people. The team with RAF Boulmer searched the area with negative results. The woman and her husband had walked off the fell but failed to inform the police or ourselves of this!
'Someone' reported whistles from the Raven Crag area. A search revealed a ten year old boy to be responsible for the whistling. His parents were 'educated' whilst the team conducted a thorough search of the ODG bar, which lasted well into the night. Team assisted by Furness MRT.
30 year old instructor from Ullswater Outward Bound School failed to keep a rendezvous with a fellow instructor whilst following a group. She was found at Great Slab with a fractured ankle. Team assisted by Ullswater OBMS and RAF Boulmer.
24 year old woman with no equipment tried to climb steep hard snow. She slipped and fell 400 feet sustaining fatal head injuries.Using an ice axe could have saved her life. Team assisted by RAF Boulmer.
46 year old man attempted to drive over Wrynose Pass when the road was covered with ice and snow from top to bottom. He abandoned his car near the top and slipped on the ice-covered road and fractured his leg. I leave it to the reader to evaluate this man's cerebral capacity.