The police called the team leader to investigate the where-abouts of two male climbers who had become long overdue. The informant was waiting for the two climbers in Gosforth car park. They had set out that morning to winter climb on either Great End or Pikes Crag (Scafell Pike). They were expected back at 1500 hrs. The car parks were being checked out at the Head in advance of elevating the incident, when the two climbers turned up safe and well at the Gosforth Base. A well intentioned false alarm. They had been climbing on Central Gully, Great End and taken much longer on their walk out than they had planned.
Incident started at 18:55.