Date of Incident
We were a small party. One of us accidentally dislodged a large boulder on the scree slope off Great Gable just by stepping on it. The boulder accelerated at a shocking speed and narrowly missed one of the same party. I am convinced if it had hit the participant they would have been killed. It was a wake up call on just how dangerous scree descents can be if you are below other walkers.
The dangers of scree slopes particularly where there are large loose boulders.
Falling rock, snow, ice or object
Rescue Services Involved?
No call out needed