155 in 2023
Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
A second call was received from the police, this time about two walkers who were lost in the mist. They were both cold and felt unable to move, with any spare clothing already wet. A location was obtained from the call made to the police.
As the team was already mobilised, some of the team members diverted to this higher location, leaving enough team members for a stretcher carry for the first callout should it be needed.
On reaching the pair, the team assessed and then escorted them back down to the Wasdale Head Inn, from where family members picked them up.

Incident started at 18:00 and ended at 00:00 making 6 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY216074. Total rescuer hours: 48