66 in 2009
Styhead Path, Great Gable
Other Agencies

The police received a ‘999’ call from a mobile phone from a Chinese male and female walker who were lost on Scafell Pike with an injured knee. They had ascended Scafell Pike from Langdale earlier that day, leaving at 11:00 hrs When the Deputy Team Leader was talking to them to try and establish their location the phone went out of range. It was decided to wait until 10.00 p.m. before mobilising the team.At 10.00 p.m. nothing further was heard so the Keswick, Langdale and Wasdale team were called out along with Search Dogs. When the team was ready to go at Base, a call came in to say they could see the Hotel lights and they had passed the stretcher box and tarn. This put them on Moses trod descent into Wasdale from Styhead Pass. The other teams were stood down. However, he said that his female companion could no longer support him and he needed a stretcher. 17 Wasdale team members we to his assistance and he was aided off the fell with his strained knee. They were accommodated at the Wasdale Head Inn. Incident closed at 1:15 hrs

Incident started at 08:20 and ended at 01:15 making 16.9 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 20847 09447 (altitude 270 m). Total rescuer hours: 287