Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from a 34yr old male walker from Wakefield, Yorkshire who was stranded on the summit of Pillar. Weather conditions were rain with low cloud and poor visibility. Despite attempts over an hour to talk him off the mountain using map and compass and his GPS, the team decided to mobilize at 2.50 p.m. Very few walkers were out that day due to the poor weather so it was unlikely that he would be able to buddy up with someone descending. 10 team members attended and reached him on the summit at 5.00 p.m. Incident was closed at 7.00 p.m.
Incident started at 13:14 and ended at 19:00 making 5.8 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY1712 1212 (altitude 883 m). Total rescuer hours: 58