128 in 2009
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

‘999’ mobile call from an informant located on the corridor route path at the head of Piers Gill. Two male walkers had descended Piers Gill, on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had got themselves down the two waterfall steps (around 4m drops) and decided to return. Only one could get out with assistance from his friend who then had to remain in the bottom after failing to climb out. 15 team members attended. He was assisted out from the bottom and suffered beginnings of frostbitten toes but walked back down to Brackenclose. Incident closed at 10.00 p.m.

Incident started at 16:34 and ended at 22:00 making 5.4 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21150 08292 (altitude 580 m). Total rescuer hours: 81