55 in 2005
Gavel Neese, Great Gable

A walker raised the alarm at Wasdale Head reporting that a 60 year old male walker had collapsed on Gavel Neese, Great Gable with hypothermia. He had been found by a group of walkers near the bottom of the wall on Gavel Knees, down by the side of Gable Beck. He had cuts to the head, was bruised and wet through. He had left Honister Pass that morning at 10:00 hrs to climb Great Gable. Weather conditions had been poor with high winds, driving rain and cloud on the tops. He had lost his way and descended into Wasdale via Beck Head. Whilst descending he had fallen a couple of times including a fall into the beck. He had also lost his rucksack on the way down. Fortunately he had been spotted by a keen eyed walker as he was lying some distance from the main descent path.He was checked over by the team doctors and warmed up in a casualty bag and bivvy tent before being carried down by stretcher to the ambulance at the Wasdale Head car park. The incident was closed at around 7.00 pm with around twenty team members on the hill.

Incident started at 16:20 and ended at 19:00 making 2.7 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 54