Below Windy Gap, Old Man Of Coniston

Below Windy Gap, Old Man Of Coniston


It was a cold evening and the main track from the Fell Gate car park to the Old Man of Coniston was iced over. This made the ground treacherous without spikes.A call came from Cumbria Police to an incident involving a walker having slipped below Windy Gap and sustaining an injury to his ankle.

A full team call out was initiated and 3 vehicles left the base to attend this incident.On arrival at scene the gentleman was being kept warm by other members of his group. We administered pain relief while splinting the mans ankle.The gentleman was stretchered down to the waiting team vehicles with the other members of the group. We all then returned to base.

On arrival at base we transferred the casualty in to the care of paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service. The gentleman was then taken to Barrow Infirmary for further treatment. In total this call out involved 15 members of Coniston MRT and lasted just under 2 hours.

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