25 in 2020
Great Hell Gate, Great Gable
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While the team was mobilising for the previous incident, a call came in from Cumbria Police to say 2 walkers had reported themselves stuck on steep unstable ground. Using “phonefind” their location was pinpointed as Great Hell Gate on Great Gable. They were uninjured.

A team member, already on the hill, was fortuitously not far away and made his way to them. Another team member diverted from the previous job and took spare clothing and a short rope, in case it should be needed.

The walkers were escorted onto the climbers traverse path and down to Burnthwaite via Gavel Neese.

All casualties were COVID-19 negative but again, social distancing was well maintained throughout.

Incident started at 18:56 and ended at 22:30 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210099. Total rescuer hours: 58