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Great Gable – Sun 1st Sep 2002 – Callout 34 in 2002

The team was called out to help a walker who had been seen fallen 30m whilst scrambling on Westmoreland Cairn, Great Gable summit. Although having taken a massive fall, when he hit the bottom he stood up and slowly started making his way down Great Hell Gate scree. One of the team members already walking in the vicinity went to search for the fallen walker and found the scambler injured but walking below Tophet Wall (Great Gable). He was given a check over, but when tried to stand up he collapsed. In addition to the team being called out, a Sea King RAF helicopter was called which lifted the casualty just as the advance party got to him.

Incident Type
Location Great Gable

Incident started at 15:00.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/incident-42-in-2002/