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Scafell Pike – Mon 24th Oct 2011 – Alert

The team was contact by Cumbria Police at 06:17 for a group of two who were reported overdue from their attempt at the 3 Peaks Challenge on Scafell Pike. The pair were dropped of near to the Wasdale head at around 23:18 on the 23/10/2011 and set out to do a “difficult route” up Scafell Pike. Their driver then made his way to Seathwaite to collect them at 04:30. He then called for help to say they had not turned up. The team leader gathered all of the information given and decided to wait a couple of hours after first light before taking any further action as these two missing persons were reported to be experienced and well equipped. At 07:30 one of the pair called to say they had made a navigational error and did not need our assistance as they were in a car driving to Seathwaite, having ended up in Eskdale. A well intention false alarm.

Note: It is vital to leave a detailed route plan with a driver or family member when heading out into the hills. There are many routes up and down Scafell Pike which the team would have to search.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike
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Incident started at 06:22 and ended at 07:45 making 1.4 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total man hours: 1.4

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-30/