Ruddy Gill (120)
Callout Date: 11/12/2022
Callout Time: 5:58 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT
A man set off to climb 3 of his last 5 Wainwright peaks (of which there are 214) and as the weather was so amazing he decided to bag the others too while he was there. Great End took longer than he expected and when Seathwaite Fell, his final peak, proved a bit awkward to get off the man realised he was going to get benighted. Sensibly he made his way to the main Grains Gill/Ruddy Gill path in the last available light so he could be easily found. He called a friend from Cockermouth MRT who then contacted Keswick MRT. A small team was dispatched armed with warm clothing, hot drink, food, torches and micro-spikes for the missing person who was found easily. The man had made some downward progress in the dark using the faint blue light on his dog’s collar! Both were fit and well but somewhat embarrassed and very apologetic.
6 team members – 2 hours 29 minutes