125 in 2009
Napes, Great Gable

Called by an informant staying at a Seathwaite lodgings, concerned over a group of three climbers in their 30’s and 40’s who had set off to climb Napes Needle, Greta Gable at 10:00 hrs that morning and had not returned or called in. It was a clear night with snow on the high fells. Around 16 team members attended and searched the west and eastern routes of the mountain. They were located safe and well around 11.00 pm midnight finishing a route. They were walked back down to the Gable traverse and returned to Seathwaite via Styhead. Incident closed at around 2:00 hrs

Incident started at 21:16 and ended at 02:00 making 4.7 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21057 10017 (altitude 725 m). Total rescuer hours: 75