Broken Ankle on Corridor Route near Skew Gill

Tuesday 30th January 2007

7:12 30/01/07 ( 1.46 p.m. ) - Tuesday

The team were paged by the police to respond to a mobile '999' call from two local male walkers, both in their late 30's on the Corridor Route.  They had left Brackenclose earlier in the day to climb the Pike but had got to Lingmel Col then decided to head off back down via Styhead.  Just after crossing Skew Gill, one of the walkers went over on his ankle and could not walk any further.  The team reached the casualty at 3.15 p.m. and stretchered him back down the mountain to Gavel Nease, then onto Whitehaven Hospital in one of the doctors vehicles. 16 team members were on the hill with a further team member on base control. Weather was fair with light showers.  Photographs of the rescue are reproduced here.  The incident was closed at 6.00 p.m.