An 82 year old gentleman became separated from his group at Windy Gap as he was feeling unwell. They ascended Great Gable without him expecting him to wait but he was not where they left him on their return. They contacted him on his phone and he said he was lost but they could not locate him. Because there was no definite location, Cockermouth team and then Wasdale team were called out. On speaking to the gentleman again, it was decided that he was probably in the vicinity of Seathwaite in the Borrowdale valley so Keswick team were called. 2 members set off immediately from base, while another 6 joined them who had been out doing rigging training in the valley at Wodens Face.
He was quickly spotted trying to descend the steep Strawberry Gill on the side of Base Brown. The team located him and walked him down to Seathwaite where he was reunited with his friends.
2 hours 50 minutes – 10 team members