A party of two walkers became disorientated on the summit of Great Gable. They used their mobile phone to call ‘999’ for assistance. Communication was very difficult and they were unhappy about being given directions over the phone even though they were standing at the summit cairn facing the remembrance plaque. The team leader reluctantly agreed to go on the fell with another team member plus the base opened up. The conditions were not bad and there was no risk to the pair of walkers. Whilst the rescue party were making their way up the mountain the lost couple phoned in to say that they had managed to make their way down via Aaron Slack to Styhead Tarn and were heading for Seathwaite. Incident closed at 7.30 p.m.
Incident started at 17:21 and ended at 19:30 making 2.2 hrs in total. There were 3 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2111 1036 (altitude 892 m). Total rescuer hours: 7