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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Mon 17th Aug 2009 – Callout 58 in 2009

A ‘999’ call for assistance received from a couple on holiday from London making their way from Scafell Pike who had become disorientated. From the information provided over the phone they were on the left side of Piers Gill (Lingmell side). The team leader gave them directions to return to the wall by Lingmell Col. A Deputy team leader who was already in the area returning kit to the stretcher box from a previous rescue, went to their location. They had carried a map with them but had given it to other lost walkers earlier in the day (when they were not lost). The decision was taken to guide them off the hill to the valley bottom. Shortly after, the DTL reported slow progress and requested further assistance to bring lights. The lights were taken up the fell and the party was safely back at Brackenclose at 9.50 p.m. 4 team members were involved and the incident was closed at around 10.15 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 19:05 and ended at 22:15 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21127 08147 (649m). Total man hours: 32

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