A group of 5 teenagers tried to descend steep, dangerous rocks, four became cragfast and one fell some distance onto a ledge sustaining spinal injuries and a broken leg. He was stretcher lowered to safety. The others were treated for incipient exposure, then escorted off. Assisted by Kendal M.R.T. Weather conditions: Driving Rain, very cold, misty at times.
A couple of 19-year-old climbers from Ambleside became stuck when they got to the top of Middlefell Buttress without torches after 4pm. They were unable to locate the way down. Their shouts for help were heard in the valley bottom. They were assisted by a number of other people in the area, who supplied them with torches, and we escorted them down.
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,
An unaccustomed early start for us when two men became cragfast in the gulley adjacent to Crescent Climb. They had mistaken the gulley for Jacks Rake, and had become stuck approximately 100ft up on near vertical grass. We climbed above them and then lowered team members down to retreive them.
A party of four phoned and reported themselves stuck on Steel Fell, unable to locate a way down. For some reason intermittent views of the road, through the clouds, were not enough to coax them down, so we had to go and do it the hard way.