Whitehaven Police paged the team following a mobile ‘999’ call from a group of walkers lost on Great Gable. The group of 4 from Manchester had descended via Westmoreland Crags and got themselves onto the loose scree at the top of Great Hellgate. Unsure of their location and unhappy about the descent they called for help. A limited callout was made and around 10 team members assisted the group back over the top and down to Styhead pass where the Keswick MRT assisted in the final walk down to Seathwaite. The incident was closed at around midnight.
Incident started at 18:59 and ended at 00:00 making 5 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 50