49 in 2003
Scafell Pike
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Called in to support Langdale & Ambleside MRT (LAMRT) to search the Scafell range for a missing father and son long overdue. Their car was in the Langdale Valley and they had set off early the previous day from Burnley to climb Scafell Pike. They were ill equipped with no map or torch, light waterproofs. The son was in his early teens and was asthmatic.

In addition to LAMRT, Keswick were mobilised along with Wasdale and SARDA Lakes [Search Dogs with their Handlers from the Lake District Search and Rescue Dog Association]

Our team covered the Scafell range along with SARDA handlers. The missing persons were located above Greta Ghyll at around 0600 hrs that morning, cold wet and exhausted but safe. They were walked off the fell via Styhead to Wasdale Head. They were taken to the Wasdale Base at Gosforth where they were reunited with their family.

Weather conditions that morning were very good with generally clear skies, little wind and cloud above Mickledore ( 800m)

Incident started at 02:34.