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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 24th Sep 2004 – Callout 37 in 2004 (limited)

Workington Police contacted the Team to respond to a call for help from two cragfast walkers. The request was for Scafell Pike but their location was actually above Broad Stand on Scafell. A limited callout of team member took place at 2152 hrs once details had been established. Two team members went up to Mickledore and two up Lord’s Rake when a flare was sent up at the Woolworth boulder which was quickly followed by whistles for help from Above Broad Stand somewhere. The Mickledore two climbed Broad Stand (which was damp and slippery) and located the cragfast walkers at around midnight. They guided them up and over Scafell and back down to the Wasdale campsite. The incident was closed at 0430 hrs.

Incident Type
Location Broad Stand, Scafell

Incident started at 20:34 and ended at 04:30 making 7.9 hrs in total.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-40-in-2004/