33 in 2006
Broad Crag
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Call from the police regarding a 26 year-old Dutchman lost in mist. He had caught the bus from Keswick to Seatoller then climbed Scafell Pike via Corridor Route and descended to Esk Hause. Got lost and went to Angle Tarn then returned to a flat area. and went up! He called the police on his mobile phone. In fact he went to Esk Hause and then Broad Crag and was found on Wasdale side of Broad Crag Col at about midnight. This was a find for search dog Pip and her handler. 16 members of WMRT involved plus 18 members of KMRT including a search dog. Searches were made of Sprinkling Tarn, Sty Head Tarn, Esk Pike, Angle Tarn, Ore Gap, Upper Esk, Great End, Ill Crag & Broad Crag before find. One of the Wasdale team members offered to put him up for the night before taking him back to Keswick later that day. Base closed as 3.35am.

Incident started at 19:00 and ended at 03:35 making 8.6 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 155