The Bell

Incident 26 of 2022
20/07/22, 11.41, The Bell, SD288977
On a fine day, Cumbria Police called us regarding two ladies who were ‘off track and unable to locate the footpath’. We located them using a phone-finder system and found that they were cragfast a short way up The Bell, which is a grade 1 scramble up a rock ridge. One of the two was escorted down and the other required a safety rope, which we set up using our new CMC clutch as a belay device. Fortuitously, we had practised exactly this on the previous evening at almost the same spot, but this was our first rescue using it – it worked well.
8 volunteer team members attended for just over 1.5 hours.