80 in 2008
Ill Crag

Paged by the police for two walkers lost somewhere on the Scafell Range. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile phone and from their description established they had been up into Upper Eskdale before climbing back onto the summit of Scafell Pike again. Their description suggested that they were on the summit of Ill Crag but they did not have a compass or torches and were worried about finding their own way back off to Wasdale. The male and female couple from Lancashire were found at around 6.30 p.m. near the summit of Ill Crag which is just to the east of Scafell Pike. They had no torches and were in low cloud. 20 team members attended. They were walked off the mountain back to the valley bottom. Incident was closed at around 10.00 p.m.

Incident started at 16:53 and ended at 22:00 making 5.1 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22310 07364 (altitude 921 m). Total rescuer hours: 102