79 in 2010

Two walkers who were attempting the Bob Graham Round found themselves completely lost, somewhere on the tops in the Wasdale area. They were poorly equipped with laminated map but no compass but not sure where they had been or where they were going. They were in shorts. They did not want to team called out but needed some advice hence their ‘999’ call. The Wasdale Leader who was dealing with the call kept his phone open until 3.00 a.m. but after that there was nothing more he could do as their location was unknown and they were not in any danger. Incident closed at 3.00 a.m. with no further involvement. Another avoidable rescue call.

Incident started at 17:45.