Great Gable – Thu 29th Aug 2019

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.

Great Gable – Sun 2nd Jun 2019

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.

Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 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 Read more…

Great Gable – Wed 2nd May 2018

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 Read more…

Great Gable – Mon 30th Apr 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 Read more…

Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th Oct 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 Read more…

Great Gable – Tue 25th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker having difficulty making their own way off Great Gable. After further enquiries it turned out the walker was in the Keswick Team’s patch and we passed the call over to them. Soon after the walker made their own way off the fell Read more…

Great Gable – Tue 18th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost from an attempt to climb Scafell Pike. Using SARLOC it was established they were actually on Great Gable above Kern Knotts Crag. Given relatively benign weather conditions overnight it was decided that it was appropriate to start a Read more…

Great Gable – Sun 16th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain Read more…