Walker Falls on Striding Edge
August 2, 2022
August 1, 2022
On Monday the 1st of August 2022 the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out after a walker had fallen on Striding Edge. The lady had been walking with her partner on Striding Edge heading for the Helvellyn summit. Whilst negotiating the “bad step” the woman lost her footing and fell around 10 metres down the rocky chute, sustaining serious injuries. In addition to the Patterdale team, the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) and Rescue 199 coastguard helicopters responded.
The GNAAS helicopter landed on the Helvellyn summit and their medics arrived first on scene to treat the casualty’s injuries. Rescue 199 landed at Red Tarn and flew Patterdale members to near the scene. Once the casualty had been treated and stabilised by the medics she was transferred to a stretcher and then winched off the mountain by Rescue 199. She was then flown to the RVI in Newcastle for further treatment.
The team would like to thank GNAAS and the Coastguard for some great team work which made this another efficient rescue. We also wish our casualty a rapid recovery and hope to see her walking in the Lakes again very soon.
The rescue involved 13 Patterdale Team members and lasted 4 hours.