Bow Fell 31st October 2015 14:08hrs 57/2015


The weather was warm, wet and misty.

We were contacted by the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) asking for assistance. They were already fully deployed elsewhere attending to other call outs and therefore asked if we could pick up the call for help for a walker on Bow Fell. He was with a party walking along the Climbers Traverse, when he slipped and skidded about 4 feet, sustaining facial injuries. However, he had warm clothing, food and support from his friends, and they had decided to rest a while as the gentleman was feeling a little dizzy.

Due to the poor weather around Coniston it was deemed appropriate for just a small party of Team Members to be sent to this incident, leaving sufficient people around the village to respond to a local call out if necessary. Therefore, a Team of 5 set off from the base and headed for the Langdale Valley. They proceeded to walk up the fell fully equipped, but met the party already descending via The Band. The casualty had warmed up and felt well enough to continue down. He was given first aid and then accompanied down in to the valley where he was handed over to the Land Ambulance at a nearby farm. He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

In total 7 Team Personnel were involved with this incident which took 4 1/4 hours.


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