The police were called by a group of four lady fell walkers who were looking for advice on whether to proceed to Ennerdale. They had started their walk in Eskdale, walked across to Wasdale and proceeded up Yewbarrow, red Pike and were on their way across to Pillar via Wind Gap. The team leader spoke on the mobile to them and suggested that to continue over Pillar and onto Black Sail and down to the Blacksail Hut in low cloud, rain and with only a Maglite torch would be unadvisable. They agreed to descend via Wind gap scree into Mosedale on the Wasdale side. The team leader and three other team members opened the base and went up to meet the ladies via Fish Rock. They were met half way down the scree and were safely walked off the mountain. The Gosforth base was closed at 2230 hrs.
Incident started at 18:00 and ended at 22:30 making 4.5 hrs in total.