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 – Wed 26th Oct 2016 – Callout 64 in 2016

The team was called out to help rescue a family group who’d become lost on Scafell Pike. They were located near to the top of Piers Gill then walked back to Wasdale by team members.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 32 in 2016

Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Jun 2016 – Callout 30 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker who had become separated from her group and got lost. Using Sarloc we were able to position her at the head of Piers Gills and small team went out to escort her off the hill.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 3rd Apr 2016 – Callout 12 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 2 and a group of 3 who had combined after getting lost on the descent of Scafell Pike. They believed they were near Piers Gill, which was confirmed by Sarloc and a small group was sent up to help them walk off the mountain. Few of …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 23rd Oct 2015 – Callout 61 in 2015 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who reported themselves lost whilst walking on Scafell Pike. Using Sarloc and speaking with the party the team leader determined they were near the head of Piers Gill. They were given directions to get back to the path and a small team went onto …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 3rd May 2015 – Callout 13 in 2015

Team called out this evening to assist 2 walkers lost near to the head of Piers Gill. They were found by team members and walked back to Wasdale.

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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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