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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 27th Oct 2009 – Callout 83 in 2009

Call from the police regarding a lone male walker who was lost on his descent from Scafell Pike in the growing darkness. He was somewhere on the west side of Piers Gill below Lingmell, a well know black spot for walkers getting lost and a dangerous location. He had walked as far as the gulley but not crossed it. He had already slipped and hurt his back. He was located high, beneath Lingmell crags and needed to be roped up and given a helmet before being assisted down to the safe area below. 16 team members attended, He was safely walked back down to Brackenclose. Incident closed at around 11.00 p.m.

Incident Type
Location Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 16:48 and ended at 23:00 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21080 08130 (683m). Total man hours: 99

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