3 in 2008
Lords Rake, Scafell

Workington Police paged the team to respond to a ‘999’ from two male walkers who were crag fast and stuck above Lord’s Rake on Scafell. The two who were in their late 30’s / early 40’s and had come up from Liverpool for the weekend had scrambled up Lord’s Rake, got to the fallen pillar and had started to climb the rock terrace which overlooks Deep Gill. When they were 30 metres above the Gill they became stuck, unable to go up or down. A total of 12 team members were involved, they were rescued by a team member being lowered from above, securing a rope and lifting the crag fast walkers to the top of the crag. They were then walked off the mountain via Green How on the western flanks of Scafell and back down to Brackenclose. Weather conditions on the rescue were heavy rain. Incident was closed at 11.30 p.m.

Incident started at 15:27 and ended at 23:30 making 8.1 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2075 0683 (altitude 840 m). Total rescuer hours: 97