45 in 2007
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Police paged the team. Two people (adults) were using a mobile phone to report that they were lost on Scafell Pike. No-one was injured but they were requesting support from the mountain rescue. After a little while the Team Leader was able to establish contact and had a conversation in which he established their location as near the top of Piers Gill. He gave them directions to walk over Lingmell Col and down Brown Tongue, ringing a couple more times as they made progress.It was clear they were going the right way and were likely to make their way off Ok so the Team Leader stood the incident down and informed the Police at 7.30pm. No team members left home and so not recorded as a full incident, but reported here an (a) to inform people how many times the ‘999’ is being used.

Incident started at 18:41 and ended at 19:30 making 0.8 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total rescuer hours: 0.8