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Whin Rigg – Sun 22nd Aug 2010 – Callout 49 in 2010

A male walker had set off from Wasdale climbing Scafell Pike and then followed some walkers to Scafell where he descended down into Eskdale, walked through Eskdale village and saw a sign and footpath for Nether Wasdale so headed for Wasdale. He got back onto the fell above Great Hall Gill where he ran out of light and called the team. Three Wasdale team members including a SARDA search dog went up to find him and walk him back down to Nether Wasdale. Incident closed at 11.05 p.m. The man was ill equipped with insufficient experience – an avoidable rescue.

Incident Type
Location Whin Rigg

Incident started at 21:07 and ended at 23:05 making 2 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 14550 02757 (393m). Total man hours: 6

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-58/