51 in 2007
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

The team were paged by the police regarding a missing walkers. A man and wife had checked into their B&B earlier that day and set out to climb Scafell Pike with plans to return later that evening. They had not returned. With limited information the Team Leader decided to wait until 8:00 hrs the following morning before taking action. The following morning the couple had still not returned to the B&B so a full callout was effected at 8:50 hrs The team assembled and as soon as they were on the fell the missing persons were located by the Keswick MRT who had been called out to carry the woman off the fell somewhere between Styhead Pass and Seathwaite. We believe that they became disorientated on their descent and spent the night somewhere in Little Narrow Cove. They walked out at first light but due to an injured leg had to call the police on their descent from Styhead to Seathwaite. Keswick MRT were called due to their intended destination (the first of three calls that day)

Incident started at 23:29 and ended at 08:50 making 9.4 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 2231 0690 (altitude 619 m).