34 in 2000
Gavel Neese, Great Gable

Call from Burnthwaite Farm. Two people had reported someone with a broken leg and gave the location as between Beck Head and Gavel Knees. Being near the farm when the Team Leader got the message, he went directly to the scene of the incident and alerted the team through the pager system. We found a 47 yr old woman from near Preston, on the path that leads down to Wasdale from Beck Head. She had slipped on the path and had broken her right ankle. She was carried off the hill and transferred to an ambulance, before being taken to West Cumberland Hospital. 21 team members were involved and we finished the incident at around 1930 hrs. A warm, wet day with low cloud making it cold for anyone sitting still for any length of time.

Incident started at 16:20 and ended at 19:30 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 67