Incidents — Sheep Rescue

Great Gable – Sat 10th May 2008 – Callout 23 in 2008

A request came in from the farmer at Burnthwaite to rescue two crag fast sheep on Great Gable. Three team members spent 3 hours at the head of Little Hellgate on Great Gable. The sheep were located on an exposed ledge and recovered safely. Incident closed at 1.00 p.m.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 16th Mar 2008 – Alert

Whilst out on a training day the team found a crag fast sheep, well down one of the gulleys. The sheep had been down the gulley for some time (all the vegetation around it had been eaten) and there was no way it could ascend. It was stuck with a 100 foot drop into the …

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Middle Fell – Mon 13th Nov 2000 – Callout 45 in 2000

The rescue of two crag fast sheep, Middle Fell

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Fri 22nd Sep 2000 – Callout 37 in 2000 (limited)

Team leader and a team member carried out a sheep rescue on Kern Knots. A local farmer’s wife had rung to ask if we could get two cragfast sheep out of the right side of the crags. I’m afraid one jumped but we did get the other and lowered it to safety.

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