80 in 2009
Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

Police contacted the team to attend to a further rescue. A couple on a mobile phone were descending from Scafell Pike when they became lost in the mist and rain. They reported that they were cold and wet and hungry. They were only wearing ‘T’ shirts and shorts with lightweight waterproofs. Weather conditions were bad with poor visibility and driving rain. Around 15 team members attended this rescue which took place in parallel to incident 58. The couple were located in the Round How area of the Corridor route. A stretcher evacuation was initially organised although the couple managed to walk back down to Seathwaite once they were given warm dry clothing. Keswick MRT opened up their rescue base to provide communication whilst Wasdale MRT members assisted the couple back down to the Seathwaite side. Incident closed at around 10.30 p.m.

Incident started at 18:00 and ended at 22:30 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21967 08122 (altitude 724 m). Total rescuer hours: 68