62 in 2008
Scafell Pike
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Two groups of 4 and 5 people, both part of the same party doing the Three Peaks Challenge, were reported overdue between the summit of Scafell Pike and Langdale. The missing groups had called in on their mobile to say they were on the summit at 6.30pm that but failed to meet their transport in Langdale. Wasdale MRT were called out by the police at 11.45pm and along with colleagues from Langdale Ambleside, SARDA (Lakes), Duddon & Furness and Keswick teams searched throughout the night in heavy rain and thunderstorms before finding the missing groups at the bottom of Hardknott Pass at around 4:30 hrs They were cold and wet but otherwise safe and well. The party of 9 was found near Cockley Beck between the Hardknott and Wrynose passes. Number of team members involved in the rescue was 25. The incident was closed at 7:45 hrsThis is the 10th group doing the Three Peaks Challenge that has needed assistance from the Wasdale team this year. [see article by Team Leader here]

Incident started at 23:45 and ended at 07:45 making 8 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY 23427 04274 (altitude 358 m).