Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from the wife of a 68 yr old male walker who had climbed Scafell Pike and was lost making his way back to Windermere. He was contacted on his mobile phone and his description put him at the top of Piers Gill. Weather conditions and visibility were good so the The Team Leader tried to talk him off the mountain but he was exhausted and very reluctant to move. A limited callout was made and after encouragement, food and the provision of lights he was slowly ‘guided’ off the mountain to Wasdale as any other destination was judged beyond his reach. 5 team members were involved. The incident was closed at 11.00 p.m after dropping him at a local hotel for the night.
Incident started at 17:35 and ended at 23:00 making 5.4 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2134 0787 (altitude 697 m). Total rescuer hours: 27