36 in 2008
Great Gable

Call from the Police regarding two people reporting themselves to be lost near the summit of Great Gable. The informant was particularly concerned for the health of this daughter, who was finding the experience extremely stressful. Initial information suggested they were not well equipped to deal with the weather conditions at that level but mobile communications were difficult to maintain. (Another example of being able to make a 999 call but where we couldn’t return calls on the network they were on) When communications were eventually re-established at 3.41 p.m. the team leader found out that they had met other walkers who were now guiding them off. Incident log closed at 16.15hrs. Only one team member involved, making phone calls.

Incident started at 15:15 and ended at 16:15 making 1 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY21022 10387 (altitude 857 m). Total rescuer hours: 1