116 in 2009
Upper Eskdale
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Callout for a missing group of 5 walkers in Upper Eskdale who had been walking on Crinkle Crags. The request for support came in from Langdale MRT. Weather conditions were poor with heavy rain and high winds forecasted. The team were mobilised and the 3 members of the missing group were quickly located at Brotherikeld in Eskdale at around 8.30 p.m. The 2 remaining missing persons were eventually confirmed as being safe and well in tents at Green Hole at the top of Eskdale. 12 team members were involved along with 2 SARDA search dogs and their handlers. Incident closed at around 11.00 p.m.

Incident started at 20:03 and ended at 23:00 making 3 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 23977 05694 (altitude 443 m). Total rescuer hours: 36