75 yr old male walker in a party of three with severe leg cramps descended from Styhead following a walk across from Langdale and could walk no further. Located on the main path below Lower Kern Knotts on Great Gable. The informant raised the alarm from the Wasdale Head Hotel as there was no mobile phone signal from the casualty location. 15 team members attended. While driving up the valley the call came in that he had managed to get himself back down to the valley bottom. Incident closed at 6.15 p.m.
Incident started at 17:16 and ended at 18:15 making 1 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY21277 09495 (altitude 381 m). Total rescuer hours: 15