Incidents — Great Gable

Great Gable – Thu 29th Aug 2019 – Callout 46 in 2019 (limited)

Team called by Police about a group of 3 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst descending from Great Gable. With some help from PhoneFind their position was determined to be in the White Napes area. A small team then went on the fell to help escort them down.

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Great Gable – Mon 12th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a party of 2 who’d split up with one continuing to the top of a fell (believed to be Great Gable) and the other waiting. For some reason they did not re unite on the fell and one of the walkers reported their companion missing. They were given more …

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Gable Crag, Great Gable – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 35 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud & Rain

We were called by our colleague from Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers who’d become lost whilst descending Great Gable. Using Sarloc The walkers location was determined to be on the Ennerdale Face of Great Gable near Beck Head. A small group of Wasdale Members who’d been supporting the Lingmell …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sat 20th Jul 2019 – Alert

The team responded to an alert of two walkers who had become lost on difficult ground when the visibility decreased. They were located using PhoneFind and were able to be talked back down to the path on the phone, they could then bring themselves down to the valley. No members were needed to be deployed …

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Great Gable – Sun 2nd Jun 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost and exhausted after returning from a walk up Scafell Pike. Location information from his phone call suggested the walker was just below Gable Crag and in Cockermouth Team’s area so the incident was passed on to them.

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Great Hell Gate, Great Gable – Sun 6th Jan 2019 – Callout 1 in 2019 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who reported themselves cragfast in the Great Hell Gate area on Great Gable after taking a wrong turn on their descent. Their precise position was established using PhoneFind then a small team went on the fell to find the group, provide them with helmets …

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Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Callout 63 in 2018

Whilst attending the Remembrance Event on Great Gable we were alerted to a walker who had become exhausted / collapsed on the summit. With help from a passing GP and the walkers companions they were fed and re-warmed inside a bivvy tent and then walked down to Wasdale by Team members.

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Callout 56 in 2018

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers reporting themselves to be benighted after attempting to walk back from Wasdale Head to their car at Seathwaite and their torch had failed. This was aggravated by one of them having a hip injury which was slowing them walking. Initially attempts were made to get …

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Great Gable – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were alerted by Cockermouth MRT to an elderly gentleman missing on Great Gable.  They managed to make contact with him and found he was able to see buildings. We sent a vehicle to Wasdale Head and Keswick sent a vehicle to Seathwaite who then flashed their blue lights which he could see.  Cockermouth passed …

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Great Gable – Thu 23rd Aug 2018 – Callout 40 in 2018

We were called by Police about two walkers reported overdue from a trip up Great Gable. With their route starting at Seathwaite and ending at Honister we handed the incident over to our colleagues in Keswick team but continued to support with a search of the Wasdale side of Great Gable. The two walkers were …

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