Carlside, Skiddaw (73)
Callout Date: 06/08/2022
Callout Time: 10:38 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS
A female walker slipped on scree injuring her ankle during an ascent of Skiddaw after walking up from Dodd Wood over Carlside. It was late and dark but the walker had a tent with her so made herself comfortable for the night with a view to self-rescuing in the morning. A concerned friend had called 999 when the walker did not return and after discussion with the walker it was decided the best plan would be to help her down and get her to hospital. The team approached from the forest tracks at the back of Dodd and over Carlside. The casualty made an initial valiant attempt to hobble down but the team ended up stretchering her down to the Landrover on Dodd and then down to an ambulance on the road below.
8 team members – 6 hours 39 minutes