10 in 2005
Broad Stand, Scafell

The Team were called in by the police to respond to an informant on a mobile phone on the top of Scafell Pike who had seen a couple of walkers having difficulties descending Broad Stand. The informant reported that he had heard others walkers shouting up to them “stay where you are until the rescue team arrives”. There were also mixed messages and it was possible that there was another group having difficulties on Botteral Slab, Scafell. A group of three team members went up to investigate but nothing was seen or heard. The team were unable to make contact with the informant. A well intentioned false alarm.

Incident started at 18:01.