Gillercomb Head, Brandreth (26)

Callout Date: 24/04/2019
Callout Time: 7:12 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

The recent good weather had come to an abrupt end with the third call out of the day. A couple had become disorientated in rain and strong winds in the Gillercomb Head area between Green Gable and Brandreth. After calling for assistance they sensibly maintained their position and tried to keep as warm as they could in a survival bag. A small team made their way in a Land Rover to the Drum House near Fleetwith Pike and from here continued on foot. Fortunately the couple were found fairly quickly and although very cold were able to be guided back to Honister pass and onto their B&B accommodation.

5 team members – 3.5 hours

Swirls, Helvellyn (25)
Grains Ghyll, Seathwaite (27)