Dow Crag 24th April 2015 18:45hrs 17/2015


The weather was raining, misty and a cool strong wind meant that it was cold on the tops.

A couple had reported being lost either on Coniston Old Man or Dow Crag. The female walker was also suffering from a painful knee, the cause of which was unknown..

Two land rovers were deployed to take members to cover a search of various routes up both mountains, rendezvousing at Goats Hawse. However, within the hour it was ascertained that they were on Dow Crag. The couple was located and warm clothing provided. The gentleman was accompanied down to the  land rover waiting at Walna Scar, and taken to the base. However the lady was assisted off the fell slowly, until the team was met at Goatswater by a party coming up from Walna Scar with a casualty bag and stretcher. It was decided this was the best form of evacuation for the remainder of the long walk back to the vehicles, as it would be warmer and less painful for her. There was an ambulance waiting at the base just to ensure the female casualty was well enough to return to their hotel, which she was.

A total of 14 Team Personnel attended this call out which took 4 hours.

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