The team leader was paged by Workington Police to investigate an overdue fellwalker. The male walker in his early thirties had set off from the Blackpool area at 0600 hrs that day to climb Scafell Pike and Scafell from Langdale. He made his last call at 1300 hrs from the summit of Scafell Pike before moving across to Scafell. The informant, located in Blackpool, advised that the missing walker would normally phone home when he was safely down the mountain. So when no call had been made, along with some other information received from the informant in Blackpool, there was a need to open up the base and carry out some routine but detailed checking. Whilst considering the next stage, the missing walker phoned in safe and well at 2242 hrs.
Incident started at 21:53 and ended at 22:42 making 0.8 hrs in total.