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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Mon 8th Sep 2008 – Callout 49 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a husband and wife who were lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. The man reported he had left from Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike via what we believed to be the Corridor Route from his description over the mobile phone. They had lost the path on the way up and ascended steep[ grassy slope which turned into scree and he had become scree bound. He was a 100 metres above his wife and was looking down onto a small tarn. A small search group were sent out to look for them in the Lambfoot Dub area. Whilst the team were making their way to the location, the couple made their way back down to a path. The couple were located and made their own way to Styhead where they confirmed that they no longer required assistance and made their way back to Seathwaite. 6 team members on the fell, 2 on Base and 1 on relay. Incident closed at around 6.30 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Corridor Route, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 15:22 and ended at 18:30 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22172 08474 (718m). Total man hours: 28

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