Cathedral Quarry

Incident 27 of 2022
20/07/22, 17.50, Cathedral Quarry, NY313029
Later the same day, we were called by Langdale Ambleside MRT about a fallen climber in our area – one of their team members was in the area. An anchor had failed during an abseil descent, and the climber sustained both head and shoulder injuries and was briefly unconscious. Helimed 58 was quickly on scene, and the casualty was by then well enough to be helped to the aircraft, which flew him to Furness General Hospital for treatment. We had deployed three Land Rovers, but were stood after arrival as radio communications are weak there. One LR team stayed as cover while the climber’s partner retrieved their equipment.
13 volunteer team members attended for up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.