Goats Hawse

16:54 (Grid SD 266 981)

It was a fine day in the Lakes but with a keen wind making for a chilly afternoon on the tops.

The Team was alerted by CUMPOL (Cumbria Police) of an incident where a walker and his wife had come across an elderly gentleman struggling to descend from Coniston Old Man towards Goats Water. The gentleman had sustained some minor cuts and bruises to his legs after a number of stumbles and falls and it was clear that it was going to be a long and arduous descent for him with the potential for more serious injury.

A Full Team Call out was initiated and on arrival at scene the Team made the gentleman comfortable and then placed him on a stretcher to speed up his descent. He was placed in one of the Team’s Land Rover Ambulances and taken to the Team’s base in Coniston, from where he was conveyed back to his accommodation.

This incident lasted 3 hrs 15 mins and involved 17 Team members