Incidents — Beck Head

Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 11th Mar 2017 – Callout 15 in 2017 (limited)

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers lost in the Great Gable / Kirk Fell area. A limited callout was made, the pair were found near to Beck Head and walked back to Wasdale Head.

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 26th Nov 2016 – Callout 70 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Fri 5th Sep 2014 – Callout 43 in 2014

Team called out to assist a man with an ankle injury on the slopes of Great Gable. The team along with the Great North Air Ambulance treated the male and then flew him into the valley just before the cloud came in.

Post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Thu 15th Mar 2012 – Callout 13 in 2012

Two adult walkers became disorientated in poor visibility on Great Gable.  They had walked from Borrowdale and ascended Green Gable before losing their way on the Great Gable summit area. They were located near Beck Head and escorted to the Wasdale valley. (15 Team members were involved in the search and rescue)

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Fri 8th Oct 2004 – Callout 40 in 2004

The team were called out to assist a walker who had suspected knee ligament damage. The 30-year-old walker from Colchester got into difficulties on Great Gable, near Kirk Fell. The team decided to use the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) to evacuate the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital as there was a suitably level area …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Tue 26th Aug 2003 – Callout 39 in 2003

Whilst still dealing with the previous call, a second incident came in for a group of walkers lost on Great Gable, Beck Head. Wasdale Head car parks were checked out and whilst arrangements were being made to organise a party to locate them, they managed to get themselves off the mountain.

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Mon 25th Aug 2003 – Callout 37 in 2003

Call from the police to rescue a 10 year old boy who had fallen at Beck Head, Great Gable. Due to the nature of the suspected injury a helicopter was called in from RAF Boulmer. The helicopter arrived on scene jus as the advance team members arrived. He was treated on the ground and airlifted …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Mon 26th Aug 2002 – Callout 31 in 2002

Team leader called by one of the team members who lives at Wasdale Head reporting flashing lights on Beck Head, Great Gable. Following investigation, an adult plus two sixteen year olds were found at the foot of Ill Ghyll, Kirk Fell, making their way down to callout the team. There were a further twelve sixteen …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Wed 11th Aug 1971 – Callout 5 in 1971

Fell-walker fell and injured knee, near Beck Head. Team carried down.

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