Callout Time: 5:10 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAA
A 65 year old male walker was descending Green Gable with a friend after a day out on the fells when he slipped on rocky ground falling awkwardly and injuring his knee. The team decided an approach from Honister Pass was the quickest using the steep mine track to get close to the Drum House with the Landrover and Sprinter. The team then set off on foot passing below Grey Knotts and Brandreth then up Green Gable to find the path descending into Gillercomb. On reaching the casualty he was assessed and given pain relief before being loaded onto a stretcher for a thankfully short carry down to the col between Base Brown and Green Gable. Our sincere thanks go to the North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool who was able to attend and evacuate the casualty and thus save us a considerable carry.
17 team members – 3 hours 40 minutes