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Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 18 in 2011

Team members at the top of Needle Ridge

Team members at the top of Needle Ridge

Whilst returning from the initial incident on Great Gable and immediately after the alert for the rescue on Scafell Pike a further call came from the Police for a pair of climbers cragfast on Needle Ridge on the Napes crags due to greasy conditions on the rock. A small team were pulled together to respond to this additional incident in parallel with the leg injury. The cragfast climbers were located very close to the top of the route and assisted initially to the top of the crag and then back down to the valley. 7 team members involved. Incident closed around 22:00.

Incident Type
Location Needle Ridge, Great Gable
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Incident started at 17:30 and ended at 22:00 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20977 10017 (740m). Total man hours: 32

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/needle-ridge-great-gable/