- 56 in 2006
- Callout — Overdue
- Esk Hause
- Other Agencies
- Duddon & Furness MRT, Keswick MRT
Team were paged by the police to search for a missing walker on the Scafell Range. The man in his early fifties was up in the Lake District on holiday with his wife and daughter. He had left Wasdale Head earlier in the day on his own to climb Scafell Pike. Although reasonably well equipped, the weather was poor with heavy rain and strong winds. He became lost in the mist and made a mistake, descending into Eskdale via Little Narrow Cove. He made his way back up to Esk Hause but by this time darkness had fallen. His wife called the police when he failed to turn up at Grange. The team were supported by Keswick MRT and Duddon & Furness MRT. He was found uninjured by the Keswick team at the cross wall shelter on Esk Hause at 2:30 hrs He was walked off the mountain by Keswick MRT to Styhead and then by Wasdale MRT back to his car in Wasdale. The incident was closed at 5:00 hrs Around 30 team members were involved in this 6 hour rescue. Weather conditions were severe on the tops with very heavy rain.
Incident started at 22:35 and ended at 05:00 making 6.4 hrs in total. There were 30 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 192