We were contacted by the Police regarding two people who found themselves off the path in thick mist after descending Scafell Pike. Based on their description they were in the boulder field on Broad Crag. The team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but as soon as they moved phone contact was lost and not regained. After waiting some hours for the pair to walk out un-aided and with no further contact a search of the Broad Crag area was undertaken to confirm they were not still high on the mountain. As we were approaching Broad Crag summit we were contacted around 23:30 by the pair who were now in the Keswick region to say they were safe and well. Incident closed around 02:00. 13 team members involved.
Incident started at 16:12 and ended at 02:00 making 9.8 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 127