44 in 2008

A WMRT member who lives in the Wasdale noticed a light near the top of Kirk Fell moving very slowly down. The light then topped moving and started flashing. Since the flashing was the international distress signal [6 short flashes] he responded with the standard response [3 short flashes] and got a response. After informing the team leader he went to investigate whilst a small support team was mobilised. Eventually it was established that a young couple – male and female in their late 20s, had lost the path high on Kirk Fell Nose. Both were uninjured although the female was very tired and weak and was struggling to walk. The couple were escorted down to the valley and given a lift back to their campsite. 4 team members were involved and the incident was closed at 4:30 a.m.

Incident started at 00:30 and ended at 04:30 making 4 hrs in total. There were 4 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY19255 10302 (altitude 746 m). Total rescuer hours: 16