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Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike – Mon 18th Jul 2011 – Alert

Pulpit Rock on Scafell Pike - not a place to wander to when the cloud comes down and you lose your bearings.

Pulpit Rock on Scafell Pike - not a place to wander to when the cloud comes down and you lose your bearings.

Paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a group of four walkers from Oldham who said they were lost on Pulpit Rock, Scafell Pike  in cloud that had descended on them.  Whilst the team leader was assessing the details a further call came in from the Police to say that the cloud had now lifted and they could see where they were and could make their own way off.  Incident stood down within minutes of the ‘999’ call.   Premature call for help?

Incident Type
Location Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 13:52 and ended at 14:10 making 0.3 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY 20975 07152 (869m). Total man hours: 0.3

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/pulpit-rock-scafell-pike/