Incident Report #18 1976

Two men aged 34 years and 47 years from Sheffield and Keighly respectively, collapsed with exhaustion and exposure at the summit of Bowfell, Langdale. Both men were given 'Reviva' treatment (hot air). The team carried one on a stretcher and the other under his "own steam" to Angle Tarn, where a helicopter from RAF Boulmer took them both to Keswick Hospital.
Footnote: This was a long distance walk organised by five different bodies, including Copeland Recreation and Amenities Committee, over some of the highest mountains in England. With the option of smaller distances the longest was 38 miles - total ascent 7000 ft. within the day. Due to bad weather the walk went very wrong, in fact stories of near disaster have been told. The Lake District Mountain Accidents Association and Search Panel, plus the Wardens discourage this type of walk.

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