44 in 2005
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Call from the police to search for a missing 41 year old walker who was participating in the three peaks challenge with his 15 colleagues. They had already climbed Snowdon and were making their way up the Pike from Brackenclose when the missing gentleman decided to press on ahead of the group. He became lost on his descent (cloud down to Hollow stones). He was found by two team members at 1.30 am Sunday morning. His torch had died and he was sensibly sat on a rock on the main path up from Brotherikeld. There were 20 team members on the fell plus one search dog. A call had also been put out to SARDA for a further search dog plus a small search group from Keswick MRT at around 1.00 am. The missing person was reunited with his party at the Brotherikeld telephone box at around 3.00 am and the group carried on to Ben Nevis to complete their challenge. Team members were back home by 3.30 am.

Incident started at 23:07 and ended at 03:00 making 3.9 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 78