48 in 2007
Broad Crag

The team were paged by the police to respond to a mobile ‘999’ call from three male walkers from the Lincoln area who were lost and crag fast in the Broadcrag area. A limited callout was made and around 10 team members attended. The walkers had left the bottom of Hardknott Pass earlier that day and were kitted out for overnight camping. The cloud was down to 1,000 feet and it was heavy driving rain. They had strayed off the summit path and were on steep ground overlooking Styhead Tarn. When the team eventually located them they were high on the northern crags of Broad Crag. Finally located by their lights and whistles at around 10.00 p.m., they were given helmets and roped down the crags to safety. They were unhurt and were able to be walked off the mountain back to Brackenclose on the Wasdale Head side. They were off the fell and taken back to Gosforth by 2:00 hrs and returned to their car at Hardknott in the morning by staff from the Bower House Hotel in Eskdale who kindly put them up for the night (what was left of it) in their conference room. Incident closed at 2:30 hrs

Incident started at 19:52 and ended at 02:30 making 6.6 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2218 0779 (altitude 796 m). Total rescuer hours: 66