55 in 2008

Police paged the team regarding a father (60s’) and son (20) from Hampshire who reported themselves stuck, cragfast and frightened on the main ridge of Yewbarrow. Despite having walked up to their location they felt unable to descend without mountain rescue assistance. The Deputy Team Leader conducted a limited call out and 7 team members responded to the incident. The two men were located at Great Dore on the ridge, duly assisted off unhurt with short ropes back to the Overbeck car park. 7 team members were involved on the fell. Incident closed at 4.00 p.m.

Incident started at 13:05 and ended at 16:00 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY17067 07712 (altitude 471 m). Total rescuer hours: 20