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Other Location – Wed 12th Aug 2009 – Alert

A group of four 16-17 year old DoE doing gold award reported a female member of their party as cold and potentially hypothermic near Scafell Pike. It was established that they were actually near Allencrags Gill at the head of Langstrath. They had full camping gear. Deputy team leader established that the situation wasn’t serious and advised them that the best course of action was to get in their tents and bed down for the night despite not being at the intended stop [Styhead Tarn]. By coincidence a member of a local outdoor centre doing a night navigation exercise with a group was passing and confirmed that the situation was under control and that no MRT assistance was required. No team members went on the fell.

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Injuries

Incident started at 21:55. Incident occured at NY 24503 08542 (370m).

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