23 in 2004
Scafell Pike

Call from Workington Police regarding two males reported long overdue on Scafell Pike (and doing the Three Peaks challenge). They’d set off from Seathwaite at 22.30 hrs and were supposed to get picked up in Wasdale at 00.40 hrs. They had waterproofs etc and didn’t sound to be “at risk”. The Team Leader advised them to wait for a longer period of time and they did turn up at about 07.30 hrs. Not recorded as an official incident although still a ‘999’ call.

Incident started at 05:20 and ended at 07:30 making 2.2 hrs in total.