52 in 2005
Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike

Telephone call direct from one of the Wasdale team members who lives at Wasdale Head. A 40 yrold male was long overdue from Scafell Pike. His wife was the informant and was waiting at the Green. She had news that he’d been seen at the summit at about 3pm. He had waterproof clothing and some gear but no torch or compass.The team leader decided to leave it until 9 p.m. before doing a team call out but the team member needed to walk his dog. He therefore went to walk up Brown Tongue and the Base was manned in order to maintain radio communications. He found the man somewhere near the bottom of Brown Tongue and walked back to into the valley with him. The log was closed at 8.50pm As a limited number of team members were involved and a team member was involved on the fell, even though it was not a full callout, we are giving this an incident number.

Incident started at 19:45 and ended at 20:50 making 1.1 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 2.2