12 in 2009
Napes, Great Gable

Wasdale MRT were paged by the police. A male and female couple from the Wirral in their late 20s had become cragfast on Great Gable. After some lengthy discussion over the phone it was established that although the weather was good, it would be necessary to go and help them down. To help with the location, the couple took a photograph of their location and sent it to the Team leaders mobile phone. This gave a pretty good location. It put them high on the Napes ridge overlooking Wastwater. A limited callout was made and 5 team members attended. They managed to move from their exposed location and the team members walked them back down to Wasdale head where a taxi took them back to Seathwaite. The incident log was closed at around 6.00 p.m.Note: this is the first time Wasdale MRT have carried out a rescue using a photo from the informant/rescued persons camera – good thinking on their part.

Incident started at 14:20 and ended at 18:00 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20902 10085 (altitude 730 m). Total rescuer hours: 19