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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 90 in 2009

Team called to search for three walkers in their late teens who were lost on Scafell Pike just below cloud level – they had given a grid reference which put them in the area of Middleboot Knotts, just to the north of Lingmell. Around 16 team members searched the area and they were located on the Lingmell Crags side of Piers Gill. They had descended the Gill and climbed half way out. They were reasonably well equipped. They had been doing a training walk for their DoE award. They were walked off the mountain back to Wasdale Head Hotel. Incident closed at 12:00 hrs

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 17:37 and ended at 00:00 making 6.4 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2116708212 (590m). Total man hours: 102

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