The team leader was called by the police following a report of three overdue walkers. The three lads in their early 30’s had set off from Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike and had not returned by nightfall. Their father at Seathwaite had raised the alarm. Although their were full winter conditions on the Pike and there was a strong northerly wind with temperatures well below freezing, the group were reported as well equipped with torches and were experienced in winter walking. The team leader waited until later that evening before considering further action. The group turned up safe and well later that night after a long day on the hill. The family would not normally have been concerned but there was a 30th birthday party organised that evening for their sons. They were not from the Lakes area. No further action necessary.
Incident started at 20:30.