Incidents — Needle Ridge

Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 18 in 2011

Whilst returning from the initial incident on Great Gable and immediately after the alert for the rescue on Scafell Pike a further call came from the Police for a pair of climbers cragfast on Needle Ridge on the Napes crags due to greasy conditions on the rock. A small team were pulled together to …

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Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sun 28th Jun 2009 – Callout 35 in 2009

As the search (incident 38) was scaling down but before the team had left Eskmeals. Police call came in regarding two crag fast climbers who’d become stuck on Needle Ridge, Great Gable when their absail retreat was prevented by their rope becoming jammed. 4 Wasdale MRT were flown by RN 177 to the summit of …

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