Call from police. Two seperate groups lost on Scafell Pike but now joined together (Total of 7 lost persons). The Team Leader was able to identify their position as between Piers Ghyll and the Bad Step on the Corridor Route. None of the casulaties had a map or compass. They were given instructions to follow and walked back over Lingmell Col down Ligmell nose to the Wasdale valley. A number of telephone calls were required to given instructions and encouragment. The incident closed at 23:00 with no requirement for team members on the hill.
Incident started at 20:14 and ended at 23:00 making 2.8 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY 21772 08274 (altitude 629 m). Total rescuer hours: 2.8