6 in 2005
Upper Eskdale
Other Agencies

The Team Leader was called by the police to respond to a request for assistance regarding an overdue walker. A group of three males had setoff from the New Dungeon Gill Hotel in Langdale to climb Scafell Pike and camp at Angle Tarn. During the ascent one of the walkers was forced to turn back due to an old knee injury. He was accompanied down by a second member of the party whilst the third member carried on up to climb Scafell Pike and return later. By 8.00 pm the two walkers in the valley bottom became very concerned and called the police. Wasdale TL consulted with Langdale Ambleside MRT (who were already on another callout) and eventually at 10.00 pm both teams agreed to mobilize. Full team callout by Langdale and limited callout by Wasdale to check the Eskdale valley bottom only. The conditions were mild and the missing walker was well equipped with a tent. When the team had mustered at Gosforth and ready to leave, the walker turned up at 10.30 pm at the New Dungeon Gill Hotel, tired but safe and well. The incident was stood down.

Incident started at 20:00 and ended at 10:30 making 14.5 hrs in total.