76 in 2010
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
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Call came in from the police for two overdue/lost walkers on Scafell Pike. The two male walkers, 23 yr and 24 yr old were with their father attempting the three peaks challenge when they became separated on their descent back to Wasdale Head. The father was interviewed by two of the team’s deputies and it transpired that they had left the summit at 8.00 p.m. and descended via the Corridor Route. The father had come off the path and over Stand Crag. He lost sight of the son’s who were thought to be in the Piers Gill area. A full callout followed with 9 team members on the fell plus a recently qualified SARDA Search dog (Ollie) with handler from the Wasdale team. The two walkers were located by Ollie at the head of Piers Gill at 4.00 a.m. They had descended into Piers Gill but returned to the top when they found no safe exit (Piers Gill is one of Wasdale’s incident black spots). The two brothers walked back down with the team. Incident closed at 6.30 a.m.

Incident started at 23:51 and ended at 06:30 making 6.7 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21352 07834 (altitude 706 m). Total rescuer hours: 60