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Ill Gill, Kirkfell – Sun 24th Apr 2011 – Callout 19 in 2011 (limited)

One of the team leaders was out walking on Great Gable (looking for missing team equipment) when they heard shouts for help coming from Ill Gill on Kirkfell opposite. On further investigation this turned out to be a man cragfast in the gill which is a popular scramble. A limited callout was initiated and a Royal Navy Sea King that was in the area on a training flight was able to winch the man from the gill after which he joined the team leader in the search for the missing team equipment (which was not located). 9 team members involved. Incident closed, 13:00.

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Location Ill Gill, Kirkfell
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Incident started at 11:56 and ended at 13:00 making 1.1 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20050 09975 (384m). Total man hours: 10

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/ill-gill-kirkfell/