1 in 2009
Great Gable
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The team was paged by Cumbria Police to respond to a ‘999’ call for a 35 yr old female climber who had fallen on Great Gable by Westmorland Crags sustaining fatal injuries. The casualty was airlifted and flown to Whitehaven hospital by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer. 16 team members attended the incident which closed at around 8.30 p.m.

Incident started at 13:13 and ended at 20:30 making 7.3 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21025 10195 (altitude 810 m). Total rescuer hours: 117