10 in 2003
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Police received a mobile ‘999’ call from two male walkers in their 40’s via an informant in the south of the country. It was a group of three who were doing a recce of Scafell Pike for the 3 Peaks challenge. They had become lost as a group of three earlier in the day and then became separated. The group of two were lost, in cloud on a cobbled route and had also lost their third member who was walking much slower than them. He was in his 40’s and had limited equipment. It was raining and the wind was gusting. 6 Wasdale team members were deployed to search up Eskdale whilst the remaining 10 searched the Wasdale side. SARDA were called out to cover upper Eskdale and Keswick MRT were also called out to open their base and provide communication and control from the east. The missing persons were found safe and well but cold and wet. The part of two were found at the top of the Brown Tongue path, 3rd man was located at the Mickledore stretcher box. The incident was closed at 0400 hrs ;


Incident started at 01:11 and ended at 04:00 making 2.8 hrs in total.