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Great Gable – Tue 4th Oct 2011 – Alert

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police to assist one male and two females stuck on the summit of Great Gable. The party of three had set off from Seathwaite to the Summit earlier in the day when they became disorientated on the Summit and could not find their way off. Whilst the Team Leader was gathering information from the male another group of walkers offered to help the group of three back to Sty Head Tarn. The weather conditions were 50mph gusts on the summits with heavy showers and a cloud level of around 400mtrs. The group text the Team Leader at 16:00 to say they were safely off the mountain and thanked us for our assistance.

Please remember the weather in the mountains can change very quickly and our advice would be to check the forecast before you head out and go prepared for the unexpected. Calls like this can be avoided by good planning and preparation.

Incident Type
Location Great Gable
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Incident started at 12:16 and ended at 13:12 making 0.9 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY 21090 10327 (894m). Total man hours: 0.9

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-lost-on-great-gable/