78 in 2009
Looking Stead
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Team were paged by the police following a sighting of some flashing lights by the warden of Black Sail Youth Hostel. 23 walkers aged 14 to 23 were stuck high up on Looking Stead on difficult steep ground. The group were located by team members from Wasdale and Cockermouth MRT’s and escorted down to Black Sail Hostel. From there they were driven down to their transport at Bowness Knott. 13 members attended form Cockermouth MRT and 16 attended from Wasdale MRT. Incident closed at around 2:30 hrs

Incident started at 21:58 and ended at 02:30 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 19000 11700 (altitude 532 m). Total rescuer hours: 72