A male walker had set off from Wasdale climbing Scafell Pike and then followed some walkers to Scafell where he descended down into Eskdale, walked through Eskdale village and saw a sign and footpath for Nether Wasdale so headed for Wasdale. He got back onto the fell above Great Hall Gill where he ran out of light and called the team. Three Wasdale team members including a SARDA search dog went up to find him and walk him back down to Nether Wasdale. Incident closed at 11.05 p.m. The man was ill equipped with insufficient experience – an avoidable rescue.
Incident started at 21:07 and ended at 23:05 making 2 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 14550 02757 (altitude 393 m). Total rescuer hours: 6