Incidents — Great Gable

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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Great Gable – Wed 2nd May 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d lost the path near the top of Great Gable. Using Sarloc it was possible to determine their position as the top of the White Napes and the team leader was able to provide some directions over the phone after which they made their own way off …

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Great Gable – Mon 30th Apr 2018 – Callout 17 in 2018

The team was called out for a walker who had slipped from the Sty Head to Wasdale Path, tumbling some distance. The Great North Air Ambulance were first on scene and provided medical treatment for the casualty. The team arrived and helped to package and stabilise the casualty before the coastguard helicopter …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th Oct 2017 – Callout 87 in 2017

Team called by NWAS about a walker who had fallen whilst on the climbers traverse path on Great Gable, near Napes Needle and sustained a fractured wrist. The team had a number of members away at various training events and with a possible stretcher carry needed we called our colleagues in Duddon Team to support. …

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Great Gable – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Alert

The team was called to assist a walker on Great Gable who had has a stumble fall, resulting in a brief period of unconsciousness and other minor injuries, after a chat with the informant, given their location on the mountain and the party’s destination the job was passed to Keswick MRT.

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