Goats Hawse / Old Man 21st November 2014 16:37hrs 41/2014

Goats Hawse / Old Man 21st November 2014 16:37hrs 41/2014

Incidents 2014

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It was a wet evening with a cool wind and mist on the higher ground.

The team was asked to search for two male walkers who had rang to say they were lost on The Old Man. They had reached the summit but then lost the path in mist whilst descending to Goats Water.

Members of the team were split into 4 small groups each equipped with search sacks which carried warm clothing and provisions. This ensured that all possible routes to Coniston Old Man and off the ridge would be covered. The casualties were found cold and wet, but safe, not far from Goats Hawse, just off the main track leading from the top of The Old Man. They were given warm dry clothing and then escorted safely down off the fell to Windy Gap where all three land rovers were waiting to return everyone to base where hot drinks, biscuits and chocolate bars were on offer.

In total 11 Team Personnel attended this incident which took 3 hours.

 

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