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Scafell Pike – Sat 2nd Feb 2008 – Callout 5 in 2008

Whilst searching for two lost climbers (see incident Callout 12 in 2008), the Wasdale team found a lone male walker in his early 50’s who had became separated from his walking companions at around 5.30 p.m. that evening. They had climbed Scafell Pike. He had no torch, map or compass and had made his way back down the fell until he saw the lights from Burnthwaite farm. When he could descend no more due to the darkness he stayed put by a wall. He was found by two Wasdale team members whilst out searching for the two climbers. He was taken back to the Wasdale Head Inn to warm up and establish the details of his missing companion. Keswick MRT who were already at Styhead and Grains Gill and had just found their two lost climbers, were deployed to search up the Esk Hause. Wasdale team members already on the fell were told to hold their positions. At around 9.30 p.m. the missing companion turned up at the Wasdale Head Inn safe and well. Incident was closed at 10.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike

Incident started at 21:00 and ended at 22:00 making 1 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY1967 0903 (120m).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-13-in-2008/