Incidents — Napes

Napes, Great Gable – Sat 20th Jul 2019 – Alert

The team responded to an alert of two walkers who had become lost on difficult ground when the visibility decreased. They were located using PhoneFind and were able to be talked back down to the path on the phone, they could then bring themselves down to the valley. No members were needed to be deployed …

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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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Napes, Great Gable – Fri 3rd Jun 2016 – Alert

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.

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th May 2016 – Callout 17 in 2016

The team was called out at 13:12 to assist a climber who had taken a considerable lead fall whilst climbing Tophet Wall, on Great Gable. He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there was some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid …

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Napes, Great Gable – Wed 20th Aug 2014 – Callout 37 in 2014 (limited)

The team was called to assist a mother and son stuck on scree in Great Hells Gate on Great Gable. The team helped them down the scree and escorted them to Sty Head where they descended to their car in Borrowdale.

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Napes, Great Gable – Sat 28th Jun 2014 – Callout 25 in 2014 (limited)

We were called by Police to help a group of 3 walkers who had become stuck in steep loose ground whilst descending the White Napes ridge on Great Gable. We were able to locate them from a flashing light then climbed up to the location. Once on scene the 3 walkers were provided with helmets …

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Napes, Great Gable – Fri 7th Jun 2013 – Callout 28 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a fallen climber on Abbey Buttress, Great Gable. A Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet assisted with lifting team members and equipment up the fell and then winched the casualty from the crag.

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Napes, Great Gable – Sat 6th Nov 2010 – Callout 67 in 2010

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. A young 17 year old …

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Napes, Great Gable – Thu 10th Jun 2010 – Callout 27 in 2010

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 missing for three days after …

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Napes, Great Gable – Tue 25th May 2010 – Callout 22 in 2010

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 bottom, then stretchered down the …

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