We were alerted by Cumbria police to say 2 walkers had become stuck on their descent from Great Gable.
Because of the location, a full team callout was initiated as roped access and egress may have been necessary. While the team were en route, a message was received to say that a walker, who fortuitously had the summer Mountain Leader qualification, had come across them and was prepared to stay with them for a while.
Later another message was received to say they would move across the scree slope they were on to a footpath which meant that the rescue was straightforward, necessitating only a (steep) walk back down to the valley.
Incident started at 19:21 and ended at 00:16 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY20951006. Total rescuer hours: 74