Police paged the team following a mobile ‘999’ call from two 29 year old male and female walkers who had set off from Seathwaite, Borrowdale at about 7a.m. that morning and got to the summit of Scafell Pike at about 1.00 p.m. but got lost on the way down. They had intended to come down to Lingmell Col and go back down the Corridor Route but got lost around the Col. We believe they spent some time around the sides of Piers Gill but had more sense than try to go down it. Despite having a map they couldn’t work out where the right path was. They ended up near the wet patch (the “green hole”) on the Wasdale side off Lingmell Col. i.e. close to the path out to Lingmell Nose. One small torch between them but in cloud and pitch dark. Otherwise, reasonably well equipped and had in fact put a lot of effort into planning. They were eventually found in Hollow Stones and walked off the mountain back to Brackenclose, Wasdale Head for 9.00 p.m. where another family member took them back to Keswick. 10 team members were involved and the incident was closed at 9.30 p.m.
Incident started at 17:27 and ended at 21:30 making 4.1 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2068 0779 (altitude 689 m). Total man hours: 41