1 in 2023
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike
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Our first tasking of the year commenced after a call was received from Cumbria Police. Two walkers descending from Scafell Pike arrived at the stream crossing and did not believe it was safe to cross after a period of heavy rain. They were becoming increasingly cold. The team responded and once on scene assessed the conditions. By this time it was deemed safe to cross and so a small team made the crossing, gave food and encouragement to the walkers and then helped them back across. The party then made the short walk back down to the valley floor at Brackenclose.

Incident started at 18:56 and ended at 22:41 making 3.8 hrs in total. There were 25 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 195074. Total rescuer hours: 95