INCIDENT 78/2023 SEP. 10th 12.10 BARBONDALE GORGE, BARBON, CUMBRIA – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Cumbria Police asked CRO to assist a scrambler (f, 46) who had slipped in Barbondale Gorge, injuring her right lower leg.  Team members accessed the casualty who was at an awkward location in the gorge, assessed her, administered pain relief, and splinted her leg.  They then placed her on a Bell stretcher, hauled her out of the gorge, and transported her down to the road where she was handed over…

INCIDENT 61/2023 JUL. 21st FRI. 10:39 SWAN BUTTRESS, GIGGLESWICK SCAR SOUTH, GIGGLESWICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A climber (m, 30) slipped and fell near the top of a climb, sustaining a serious injury to his right lower leg.  His belayer lowered him back to the ground and called for assistance.  Team members attended, assessed the casualty, splinted his leg, and then strapped him onto a Bell stretcher (a heavy-duty stretcher with skids underneath).  The casualty was then lowered down the high-angle slope to the road below…

INCIDENT 55/2023 JUL. 6th THU. 13.32 POT SCAR, FEIZOR, AUSTWICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

YAS called CRO when a climber (m, 54) fell a short distance (<2m?) onto rocks at Pot Scar, Feizor. Paramedics assessed him and gave pain relief for a shoulder injury. Team members gave him further pain relief, lifting him onto a vacuum mattress to immobilise him, as a precaution. A mountain rescue stretcher was then used to carry him down scree and sledge him across grass to a team Land…

INCIDENT 51/2023 JUN. 19th MON 19:18 GIGGLESWICK SCAR NORTH, CAVE HOLE WOOD, LAWKLAND, NORTH YORKSHIRE. MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A climber (f, 20) on Giggleswick Scar North fell approximately 4m, injuring her left ankle.  Team members attended and determined that the awkward climbers’ path back to the car park was unsuitable for a stretcher carry.  While one group assessed the injured climber, another group rigged the crag for lowering.  The climber’s ankle was immobilised with a vacuum splint and the climber was strapped into a Bell stretcher.  The stretcher…