Call from Workington Police regarding a party of four, long overdue on the Pike and doing the Three Peaks challenge. Set off from Seathwaite at 02.00 hrs and supposed to return there. One of their party was apparently a “map reader”, so the informants were concerned they hadn’t returned. We would normally have done nothing but wait before getting concerned but as we already had people deploying on the hill for incident 24, we added this group to our list of people to look out for. They turned up in Wasdale around mid day. Further to the above – Team members who were deployed to the Corridor Route area report helping two other groups of people who’d been out on the Pike overnight and were lost.
Incident started at 11:00.