14 in 2009
Red Pike
Other Agencies

Wasdale MRT asked by Cockermouth MRT to assist in the search for a group of lost walkers. The three females and two males, in their late 30’s/early 40’s were from Birmingham and had set off from the Blacksail Hut to climb Pillar. They became disorientated, lost their way and only had a single torch. 15 team Cockermouth team members, two SARDA search dogs and ten Wasdale MRT members searched the Kirk Fell, Mosedale and Red Pike areas and located them on the Red Pike ridge above Black Crag at around 1:00 hrs – they were eventually walked off the mountain back to Overbeck in Wasdale. They were collected by family and driven to their hotel in Keswick. The log was closed at around 6:00 hrs.

Incident started at 22:15 and ended at 06:00 making 7.8 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 16747 09777 (altitude 664 m). Total rescuer hours: 78