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Scafell Pike – Mon 27th Jan 2003 – Callout 5 in 2003 (limited)

The team leader was called by the police to respond to a call from a group of three walkers who had been lost on Scafell Pike since late afternoon the previous day. They had left the top of Scafell Pike at 1500 hrs. on the Sunday afternoon and got lost returning to their car at Seathwaite. They had taken a wrong turn and headed down little Narrow Cove into Eskdale. After spending all night out in the poor weather they had retraced their steps to the summit and called for help on their mobile. The alarm was also raised by their B& B at 1000 hrs on the Monday.

A committee callout was made and four team members went to find the missing group, two males and one female in their twenties. They were in contact with the Team Leader via their mobile. They were found by the slabs on the descent to the corridor route. Cloud base was the valley bottom. They were very cold and wet but otherwise unscathed. They were walked off the mountain back to Wasdale Head and driven back to Seathwaite by a team member.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike

Incident started at 11:30.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2003-rescue-10/