1 in 2008

Cumbria Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a group of 4 walkers who had lost their way descending from Scafell Pike. They had dropped down to Lingmell Col and by the description given had carried on across the wall and were now on Lingmell. The team leader gave them instructions to retrace their steps back to Lingmell Col and left to Piers Gill and the main corridor route path. Due to the very poor weather, 5 team members were deployed on the hill to intercept the party and help them back to Styhead where they would be able to descend safely to Seathwaite where their car was parked. In all 8 team members were involved and the incident was closed at around 8.00 p.m. Unlike a lot of recent groups this group did possess torches.

Incident started at 16:50 and ended at 20:00 making 3.2 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2099 0807 (altitude 780 m). Total rescuer hours: 26