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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Nov 2011 – Callout 71 in 2011

Poor weather on the way up

Poor weather on the way up

The team were contacted by the police for a young couple from Derby who were lost close to the summit of Scafell Pike in poor visibility. Their position was determined from a smartphone and a total of nine team members went on the fell in wet and windy conditions. The pair were wet and cold but after being warmed up inside a bivvi tent and equipped with dry mitts they were able to walk down to Wasdale.

Crossing Lingmell Gill on the Descent

Crossing Lingmell Gill on the Descent

We gratefully acknowledge a donation from the casualties.

Incident Type
Location Scafell Pike

Incident started at 14:08 and ended at 20:10 making 6 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21286 07203 (931m). Total man hours: 84

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-sat-26th-nov-2011/