Doddick Fell, Blencathra (70)
Callout Date: 22/07/2023
Callout Time: 7:19 am
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Penrith MRT, NWAS
A Bob Graham Round running party decided against the more normal descent of Hall’s Fell because of the bad weather conditions, choosing the safer option down Doddick Fell. Whilst descending Doddick one of the group slipped and broke his right ankle. Some team members had to forego their usual Park Run for a jog up Blencathra instead. The team approached from Doddick Farm and initially battled through dripping wet head-height bracken before emerging from the jungle to continue up the fell path. The runners were in good shape despite the weather being equipped with a bivvi bag (fell runners take note). A group shelter was put over the casualty to offer more protection before the ankle was reduced (re-aligned) without much in the way of pain relief (tough guy). Many thanks to team members from Penrith MR who boosted our numbers for the steep and tricky stretcher carry/sled descent off Doddick Fell. The team returned to base for a well earned cuppa and bacon butty.
18 Keswick and 9 Penrith team members – 3 hours 11 minutes