Little How Crags

Incident 21 of 2023:-
16/04/23, 16.14, Little How Crags, SD272995
Our second callout of the day came from Cumbria Police. The fell tops had been in cloud all day, and the base was drifting lower. A couple and their dog Bernie were intending to descend the path from Levers Hawse but missed the cairn and the track, actually descending into Little How Crags. This is steep ground, and in thick cloud, so they called for help when they became cragfast.
We despatched two Land Rovers to Levers Water dam, and walked up from there, locating them by shouts. We set up a simple rope lowering system to get them off the crag, and then escorted them down to easier ground and our Land Rovers. They were taken to our base with their dog to warm up.
11 volunteer members attended for 2 hours and 55 minutes.