67 in 2005
Great End
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The team leader was called by Workington Police regarding a ‘999’ call from two walkers, husband and wife, who were lost on their return to Seathwaite from the summit of Scafell Pike. There location was given as somewhere high on the tops, above the snowline, on rocky sloping ground and they could see the lights of Keswick. They were reasonable well clothed for daytime conditions but had no lights. There was snow above 1,500 foot and temperatures were well below freezing with a northerly wind.Keswick team were called in to assist along with Cockermouth team and SARDA dogs. In all there were 25 Cockermouth, 8 Keswick, 21 Wasdale and 7 Search Dogs on the fell. The missing couple were located at the northern summit of Great End at around 1:30 hrs and were assisted off the mountain via Esk Hause to the head of Ruddy Gill and then down to Grains Gill, Stockley Bridge and back to Seathwaite.The incident was closed at around 4:30 hrs with team members home by 5:00 hrs

Incident started at 22:16 and ended at 01:30 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 67