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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 30th Jan 2011 – Callout 4 in 2011

Call from the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a Father and his eleven year old son who were lost, overlooking crags on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had set off earlier in the day from Wasdale Head. They had no map and no lights but could see two lakes in the distance. The area around the top of Piers Gill was the most probable location. 22 team members attended and the lost pair of walkers were located by WMRT’s Search dog Ollie (SARDA Lakes) at around 7.00 p.m. at Middleboot Knotts, just to the west of Piers Gill and not far off the main Corridor route path. They were walked off the fell via Lingmel Col and Lingmel Nose and then back to their car at the green. Incident closed at around 9.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 16:31 and ended at 21:00 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 22 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21382 08027 (682m). Total man hours: 99

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-6/