Great Gable

Great Gable

After a quiet start to the year normal service was resumed for the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team when we were called to three separate incidents this afternoon.  The first incident involved a male walker who slipped while descending from Great Gable and suffered face and throat injuries.  The casualty was Read more…

Styhead Path

Full team callout for a female walker in a party of five who were descending back down to Wasdale Head from Styhead when she sustained a severe gash to the leg. She was given casualty care on scene and helped back down to the valley bottom where she was driven Read more…

2010 incident 82

Call from the Police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a fallen walker on Great Gable. He was located high on the mountain above White Napes to the west of Westmoreland Crags with a reported dislocated knee. Temperatures were well below freezing. Chains were required to get the team Read more…

2010 incident 77(a)

Call from the police regarding an overdue male walker last seen at Windy Gap, Great Gable trying to make his way back to Honister. His companion had got back to Honister via Moses Trod and the overdue walker had failed to turn up. The incident was passed over to Keswick Read more…

2010 incident 77

Whilst the team leader was still at the base a further call came in from the Police. The report was a group of 12 on the summit of Great Gable had a 53 yr old male with injuries to both knees. A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer was already Read more…

2010 incident 76

A mobile phone call came into the Police from a group of walkers who were descending Great Gable and could hear persistent shouts for help coming from the area around the Napes. A full callout was made and around 15 team members attended and made a search of the area. Read more…

2010 incident 50

Call from the police for 70 year old male walker who was overdue on Great Gable. Whilst team members assembled ready to search the mountain the missing walker turned up safe and well. Incident stood down at 11.30 pm.

2010 incident 46(a)

Two people phoned the police to say they were lost on Great Gable. The said they were stuck on a crag overlooking the Wasdale Head Hotel. The Team’s leader made calls to the lost persons and established that they were on the grassy col at the top of Great Hellgate. Read more…

2010 incident 46

Call from the Police. A Duke of Edinburgh group of around 8 were descending from Styhead into Wasdale. A 17yr year old female in their party feinted and could not walk further. She was stretchered back down to Wasdale head and taken by Ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital. 16 team Read more…

2010 incident 45

13 yr old boy overdue on Great Gable. The Mother and sister had walked up to Styhead and the boy had wanted to climb Greta Gable so left them at Styhead and agreed to meet them later. He was had no equipment. He reported in that he was lost in Read more…

2010 incident 36

Cumbria Police called out the team to recover the body of a 71 year old male walker who had been found by walkers below Great Napes Crags in the gulley between Sphinx and Arrowhead Ridge. He had sustained fatal injuries after falling around 20 to 30 metres. He had been Read more…

2010 incident 31

999′ mobile phone call from a climbing party of two on Napes Needle, Great Gable. Male climber in his thirties had fallen and lacerated his upper leg. 18 team members attended. He was given casualty care on scene and marsupial’d down from the base of Napes Needle into the gulley Read more…

2010 incident 27

75 yr old male walker in a party of three with severe leg cramps descended from Styhead following a walk across from Langdale and could walk no further. Located on the main path below Lower Kern Knotts on Great Gable. The informant raised the alarm from the Wasdale Head Hotel Read more…

2010 incident 22

Rescue of a female walker in her 20’s who was descending Great Gable in a party of four. She fell and sustained an open (compound) fracture of her tibia (lower leg). She was losing significant blood and in addition a further member of the group had an injury to her Read more…

2010 incident 13

Call from a walker who had seen two climbers fall down a gully on Gable Crags, on the north side of Great Gable. Around 18 team members attended. Weather fine. Due to the nature of the incident and the report from the informant, a Sea King helicopter was immediately requested Read more…

Callout 04 in 2010

Called by an informant staying at a Seathwaite lodgings, concerned over a group of three climbers in their 30’s and 40’s who had set off to climb Napes Needle, Greta Gable at 10:00 hrs that morning and had not returned or called in. It was a clear night with snow Read more…

Callout 71 in 2009

Paged by the Police following a report of a fallen walker on Great Gable above Arron Slack. The 51 yr old male was in a party of 4 descending when he tumble fell approximately 50 metres sustaining a head and leg injury and was bleeding. A Sea King helicopter was Read more…

Callout 64 in 2009

Call to the police from a party of 8 on Great Gable. The group were descending from Westmorland crags when one of the group, a male in his thirties, slipped and tumble fell. He injured his shoulder and sustained lacerations to his cheek. The team administered cas care and anesthesia Read more…