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…

Napes, Great Gable – Fri 3rd Jun 2016

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police to assist a group of walkers on Great Gable. One of their members had become stuck on the scree slope of Great Hell Gate. The team leader offered some advice and the group managed to self help.

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 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…

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 30 in 2009

Call from the police to rescue a 65yr old female sustained head and back injuries, multiple cuts and abrasions in a 20 metres tumble fall in Arrowhead Gulley on Great Gable. Treated on scene by WMRT medics and flown to West Cumbria Hospital by Sea King helicopter from RN Gannet. Read more…