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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 31st Aug 2006 – Callout 34 in 2006 (limited)

The team were paged by the Police to respond to a male walker who was attempting the three Peaks challenge and had become disorientated then stuck on steep ground whilst descending from Scafell Pike. A limited callout was initiated with 10 team members deployed on the fell. The walker, who was subsequently found uninjured at 11.00 p.m. was located on the Lingmell side of the top of Piers Gill. He was walked down to Brackenclose by team members. Conditions on the fell were extremely difficult due to driving rain and thick mist. The walker was brought back to the valley for 0:30 hrs , however, due to problems with stream crossings as a result of the heavy rain one group of team members remained on the fell till much later having had to walk back up to the Corridor route and down via Sty Head Pass eventually reaching the vehicles for 02:30 and back at the Base at 3:00 hrs

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Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
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Incident started at 20:20 and ended at 00:30 making 4.2 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 42

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