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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Tue 8th Jul 2008 – Alert

The Police paged the team concerning 2 male walkers lost in the Hollowstones area near Scafell Pike. The acting team leader briefly spoke to one of them by mobile and had just established they were in thick cloud and near craggy ground but not cragfast when a passing walker confirmed that they were at the fallen boulder on Lords Rake which is an ascent route up Scafell Pike’s neighbour – Scafell. The passing walker offered to escort them to the top of Scafell. However, the acting team leader confirmed that the two were not confident in their ability to navigate off the top of Scafell in thick cloud. The passing walker agreed to escort the two lost males down to the Woolworth boulder on one of the main paths up from Wasdale and then point them back down to Wasdale. The acting team leader subsequently confirmed that they were on the correct path and on their way down to Wasdale. Only one WMRT member involved hence an (a)

Incident Type
Location Hollowstones, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 14:28. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY20692 06852 (861m).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-in-2008-15/