The Team went to the assistance of a 14 year old youth from Bury who fell on ice covered path near Tarn and fractured his ankle. Located in Rossett Ghyll and carried to safety. Seen by Team Doctor at base. Injured leg re-splinted for journey in private car to Bury hospital.
Incident Reports 1985
A 51 year old man from Ambleside fell about 25ft and sustained a complicated fracture to his lower leg/ankle. Stretcher lowered 200ft down gulley and carried over snow covered boulders to Kirkstone. Then by ambulance to Lancaster hospital. Both climbers very experienced.
Many teams from the Lakes, Pennines, Yorkshire and Teams from R.A.F. Linton and Stafford searched for a 30 year old Preston woman suffering from depression. Her body was found near Hodge Close Road 5th October, assisted by search dogs and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer.
Whilst climbing out of the upper section of Crinkle Ghyll a 20 year old male from Solihull fell a short distance when a rock hold broke loose. He sustained a compound fracture to his wrist. Stretchered to an awaiting ambulance, assisted by Kendal M.R.T.
Very greasy rocks may have caused a 16 year old female from Surrey to fall 100ft onto screes and sustain a fractured skull and other serious injuries. A helicopter from R. A. F. Boulmer airlifted Team Doctor to the scene and assisted with the evacuation. Kendal M.R.T also in attendance. Weather conditions: Low cloud, raining at times.
As the Team responded to call-out 35, information was received that a 20 year old female from Darlington had slipped and fractured her ankle. Main part of Team diverted and Patterdale M.R.T. requested to assist. But cancelled as casualty was found low down on the Tongue Ghyll track. Taken to Penrith hospital by private car.
Whilst "paddling", a 25 year old man from Essex had an epileptic fit and was unconscious for some time. Dragged from Tarn by passing walkers. A helicopter was called but was cancelled when the Team arrived and found the man slowly recovering. Stretchered to safety and treated by Team Doctors.
An informant who descended Langstrath reported an A.T.C. Group member had exhaustion. Keswick Team leader alerted this Team and on arrival at the Tarn found 8 teenagers from Manchester suffering from exposure, 2 serious. A Wessex helicopter from R.A. F. Leconfield did some incredible flying in severe gale force winds and heavy rain to pluck 5 from near the top of Rossett. The others escorted to safety. Assisted by Patterdale M.R.T.
Due to faulty handling near a naked flame, a camping-gas cylinder ignited the tent and its occupants. Two youths from Skelmersdale sustained burns to face, hands, legs and were badly shocked, one youth escorted to safety, the other stretchered down and rushed to Kendal Hospital in Team's ambulance.
Information was received that a 33 year old runner from Chorley had broken his leg near the summit. Not at that location. Next location was Fox Ghyll. This was also negative. Eventually found limping along road near Ambleside Rugby Club. Treated at Clubhouse by Team Doctor.
A search was mounted for 2, 20 year old females from Liverpool University rambling group reported missing. Assisted by R.A.F. Leeming M.R.T. and search dogs from Langdale,
Keswick, North Yorks and Lancashire. Found O D.G. campsite, Group Leader had overlooked note left in tent.
Information was received that a 24 year old soldier from Catterick had fallen during an abseil and sustained spinal injuries. Located in the back of a 3 ton truck outside the Three Shires Hotel. Unloaded and taken to hospital by ambulance.
The Patterdale Team requested our assistance when a 27 year old female from Colorado, U.S.A. fell from The Rock Chimney' on the edge. Both Teams met up on summit plateau and stretchered casualty down toWythburn. Weather conditions: Showers, cold, misty.
A 26 year old man from Carrickfergus collapsed with exhaustion/mild exposure. The group leader placed him in a survival shelter and made hot drinks etc. Taken to Ambleside Health Centre for check up, then with rest of group in Mobile 3 to their Patterdale Camp.
A 20 year old man from Blackburn on a solo walk via Scafell was reported missing. The
Team and Keswick M.R.T., assisted by 8 search dogs, searched all night with negative results. Found 10.50am safe and well in Keswick. Weather conditions: Gales and heavy rain.
A search was mounted for 2 teenage climbers from Stourbridge overdue from rock climb. One climber found but his friend was last seen near top of crag. Eventually located missing climber unhurt amongst boulders at East Raven Crag. They had no torches.
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.