66 in 2008
Scafell Pike

Call from Cumbria police regarding two male walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. The two brothers from Peterhead in their late 20s had set off from Seathwaite earlier that day. After reaching the summit which was covered in low cloud, they got lost but also damaged their GPS. They were on broken ground on a south facing slope and had walked approximately 30 mins from the summit cairn. 19 team members searched the different descent routes around the summit of the Pike. Thick cloud was down to the valley bottom. The two men were found by one of the team member’s search dog, Rosie who was out with them on the search. They were located in the Broadcrag tarn area in the late evening. Both were tired and wet but, although a struggle, managed to walk back down to Wasdale with the the team. They were taken by taxi back to Keswick where they were staying. Base was closed at 1:00 hrs

Incident started at 18:07 and ended at 01:00 making 6.9 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21323 06930 (altitude 841 m). Total rescuer hours: 131