The team was paged by the police following a ‘999’ call from two Chinese walkers who were lost on the descent from Great Gable. The team leader managed to establish that they had left from Honister YHA and had actually been to the summit. Due to the the very poor visibility and their obvious dilemma (they were sheltering behind a boulder and staying put) a full callout was carried out. 15 team members attended. Further information then came in that they could see White buildings and a stream running NE. This was assessed to be Seathwaite so the incident was passed across to Keswick MRT. Wasdale remained on standby for an hour before being stood down. The two walkers were found safe and well below Base Brown in the Gillercomb area. Incident closed at 5.30 p.m.
Incident started at 15:25 and ended at 17:30 making 2.1 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22802 12015 (altitude 400 m). Total rescuer hours: 32