34 in 2009
Broad Crag
Other Agencies

) Call from the Police regarding a party of six three peakers who had got lost on Scafell Pike. They had left Seathwaite at 7.20 p.m. and been on the summit at 9.50 p.m. but then got disorientated in cloud and darkness as they tried to return. Their description of their location suggested they were on Broad Crag but as they had no map or compass between them, it was not possible to give them directions to get themselves off. They were however, clothed well and all fit. The Team Leader decided to leave them until first light before arranging to guide them off. As their luck would have it, there was a further rescue going on at Esk Haws, where Keswick MRT had called extra resources from Cockermouth and Langdale Ambleside MRT’s. This incident turned out to be less serious than had first been thought and thus released MRT resources who were already not far from Broad Crag. Team members from Cockermouth therefore went across to find and guide this group off as well, whilst the Team Leader manned the base to act as a radio link. Incident closed at 06.00hrs.

Incident started at 00:24 and ended at 06:00 making 5.6 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total rescuer hours: 6