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Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Callout 63 in 2018

Whilst attending the Remembrance Event on Great Gable we were alerted to a walker who had become exhausted / collapsed on the summit. With help from a passing GP and the walkers companions they were fed and re-warmed inside a bivvy tent and then walked down to Wasdale by Team members.

During the descent we met another walker moving very slowly and escorted them back to Wasdale Head.

Four team members also assisted Cockermouth Team with a walker who’d suffered an ankle injury whilst descending Great Gable on the Ennerdale Side. The Keswick Team Leader was already on scene followed by a number of Cockermouth members. Once the 1st aid kit arrived the injury was splinted and then they were moved a short distance to the Coastguard Helicopter from Humberside which had also been called. The Wasdale members then descended into Ennerdale for transport back to base, with a cup of tea in Blacksail hut en-route. (NY2117 1113)

Incident Type
Location Great Gable
Other Agencies ,

Incident started at 11:42 and ended at 17:30 making 5.8 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2114 1036. Total man hours: 99

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-11th-nov-2018/