Piers Gill – Scafell Pike

Piers Gill

Piers Gill

Piers Gill is one of the steeper routes onto and off Scafell Pike from Wasdale. It commonly causes problems when descending the corridor route from Lingmell Col in poor visibility, it is easy to mistake the top of the gill for a descending path. Too often accidents happen as people are reluctant to reascend or fail to realise their mistake.

There is a rough path on the eastern side of the gill (not in the actual gill). This has sections of scrambling with some difficult route finding in poor visibility. It is only recommended in dry conditions, with good visibility for experienced fell walkers.

One further point, there is no mobile phone coverage in the area around the gill!

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Our Callout Archive: Piers Gill – Scafell Pike

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 30th Dec 2014 – Callout 61 in 2014

We were called by Police about a family of 4 lost, thought to be near Piers Gill. They were located by team members on the left bank of the gill just below the Lingmell crags and then walked off the mountain back to Wasdale Head. Incident closed 21:30, 15 WMRT involved.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 14th May 2014 – Callout 17 in 2014

The team was called out to search for a missing walker who had failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike. Along with other mountain rescue teams we searched all the routes up Scafell Pike overnight without success. A more detailed search started in the morning and sadly a body was found in Piers …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 21st Sep 2012 – Callout 55 in 2012

The Team was called to assist a male in his 70’s who had fallen on steep broken ground beside Piers Ghyll. He had sustained minor injuries to the head and shoulder and a significant chest injury. Medcial care was given at the scene by members of WMRT and he was transfered to West Cumberland Hospital …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 3rd Mar 2012 – Callout 8 in 2012

The police contacted the team to assist a pair of walkers who had found themselves lost on steep ground in poor visibility whilst descending Scafell Pike. They were fortunate in being able to get an intermittent mobile phone signal to the Police so the team headed to the area indicated by their GPS and found they had …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 30th Dec 2011 – Callout 73 in 2011

Whilst rescuing the injured dog and its owner, the team were called out by the police to search for a 19 year old fell walker who had last been seen around Piers Gill at about 15:00. Descending from Scafell Pike …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 4th Aug 2011 – Callout 48 in 2011 (limited)

Two walkers, male and female on Scafell Pike and reported themselves lost somewhere in the region of Piers Gill in low cloud. As their general location was known from the description they gave and they were relatively safe, a limited callout was instigated and 8 team members located the lost walkers on Lingmel Col. They …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Feb 2011 – Callout 5 in 2011 (limited)

Two walkers from Leeds were descending from Scafell Pike in thick mist looking for the corridor route. They became disorientated around the top of Piers Gill and lost the path. They were located on the Lingmell side of the gill near the wall then walked back down to Brackenclose. Incident closed 10.00 p.m. 7 team …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 30th Jan 2011 – Callout 4 in 2011

Call from the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a Father and his eleven year old son who were lost, overlooking crags on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had set off earlier in the day from Wasdale Head. They had no map and no lights but could see two lakes in the …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 7th Oct 2010 – Callout 58 in 2010 (limited)

Call from the police to help a group of five walkers plus a dog who were benighted on Scafell Pike. They were located at the wall on Lingmell above piers Gill. They had no lights, no equipment nor food. A limited call out was made and the group were walked back down the mountain. 12 …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 9th Aug 2010 – Callout 46 in 2010

Call came in from the police for two overdue/lost walkers on Scafell Pike. The two male walkers, 23 yr and 24 yr old were with their father attempting the three peaks challenge when they became separated on their descent back to Wasdale Head. The father was interviewed by two of the team’s deputies and it …

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