115 in 2023
Beck Head, Great Gable
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As team members were leaving base for home from the previous callout, a further call was received from Cumbria Police. A third party had reported two walkers that had become stuck between Great Gable and Beck Head, with conditions reported as misty with little visibility and raining. A limited callout was made and a small hill party was tasked to locate and escort the walkers back to safe ground. However, when the team arrived at the reported location there was no indication of anyone in need of help. A short time later, a welcome call was received to confirm the walkers were safe and had reached Black Sail YHA, and so the hill party stood down and returned to base. It’s possible that with improving conditions and visibility, a seemingly precarious and intimidating position became more manageable and enabled a self-rescue. A good outcome.

Incident started at 18:31 and ended at 23:36 making 5.1 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY208105. Total rescuer hours: 41