Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called shortly after midnight to search for a single male fellwalker who was attempting the 3 Peaks Challenge and was overdue. He and his fellow challenger had already completed Ben Nevis the previous day and had set off to climb Scafell Pike around 5.00 p.m. that evening. The alarm was raised by the missing walkers companion who had decided to turn back. Following a limited search during the night a further search involving 20 team members located the man on the side of Piers Gill at 8:15 hrs The RAF helicopter from Boulmer was unable to assist during the night because of low cloud. A second RAF helicopter based at Wasdale Head for the week was put on standby next morning but not needed. The missing walker was uninjured and was escorted back to his companion in the Wasdale valley.
Incident started at 00:12 and ended at 10:00 making 9.8 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 196