39 in 2009
Napes, Great Gable
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Call from the police to rescue a 65yr old female sustained head and back injuries, multiple cuts and abrasions in a 20 metres tumble fall in Arrowhead Gulley on Great Gable. Treated on scene by WMRT medics and flown to West Cumbria Hospital by Sea King helicopter from RN Gannet. Steep and constricted location involving a rope lower of the stretcher and good flying by the Royal Navy. Casualty’s daughter was crag fast at incident site and needed to be hoisted up the crag with ropes, otherwise unhurt. 14 team members involved and incident over by 7.00 p.m.Cheque donation kindly received

Incident started at 14:30 and ended at 19:00 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20905 09932 (altitude 594 m). Total rescuer hours: 63