Call from Workington police regarding two female walkers who were stuck on Great Gable on steep ground with very large rucksacks and needed rescuing. The Team Leader decided to sit on it as it did not constitute an emergency. When rescue 27 was completed the team called Workington police to check on the situation with the two girls. They had managed to get themselves off the mountain and were safe and well at the Wasdale Youth Hostel.
Incident started at 10:30.