38 in 2004
Scafell Pike

Whitehaven Police station contacted the team regarding two overdue fell walkers on Scafell. Weather conditions were high winds and rain. The team leader contacted the informant, who had needed to travel down the valley in order to get a mobile phone signal. The two male walkers, 21 and 20 years old were completing the three peaks challenge and had already climbed Ben Nevis earlier the day before. They set off up Scafell Pike at midnight and by 0700 hrs the person waiting at Wasdale Head became extremely concerned and called the police.Under the circumstances then team leader believed that they probably made a navigational error and dropped down into the wrong valley on the Eskdale side. He put two team members out to Wasdale Head and the remainder of the team on standby at home for a possible callout at 1100 hrs. At 1033 hrs the two missing persons turned up safe and well at the Eskdale Youth Hostel and the incident was stood down.

Incident started at 08:15 and ended at 10:33 making 2.3 hrs in total.