Incidents — Kern Knotts

Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Mon 17th Jul 2017 – Callout 51 in 2017

Team called by Police about a climber who had slipped whilst leading a route on Kern Knotts and damaged his ankle in the process. Rather helpfully he had managed to get down close to the Styhead Path under his own steam. The injury was assessed on scene, then splinted before the climber was carried down …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sun 18th May 2008 – Callout 24 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a fallen male climber on Great Gable. The local man was climbing on Kern Knotts with two friends when he fell 6m onto the rocky ground below. He sustained a suspected back injury and lacerations. 16 team members attended and following a request for helicopter evacuation, a Royal Navy …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sat 6th Oct 2007 – Callout 58 in 2007

Whilst the team were training with RAF Boulmer at Wasdale Head, a ‘999’ call came in for a male climber who had fallen 30 ft off a climb on Kern Knotts, Great Gable. He had sustained chest, facial and head injuries. The team quickly mobilised the RAF helicopter to assist. An air ambulance that was …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Fri 22nd Sep 2000 – Callout 37 in 2000 (limited)

Team leader and a team member carried out a sheep rescue on Kern Knots. A local farmer’s wife had rung to ask if we could get two cragfast sheep out of the right side of the crags. I’m afraid one jumped but we did get the other and lowered it to safety.

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