23 in 2024
Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
A further call from Cumbria Police involved a party of 2 walkers who were reporting themselves lost on their Scafell Pike descent. Unfortunately the Team Leader was unable to make further contact with the party by phone, but coordinates from the original emergency call was available, so their location was known.
Due to the prevailing winter conditions, and lack of further contact, a search party from the team was tasked to investigate and escort off the fell if necessary. However, shortly after this request was made, contact was made with the walkers; they had managed to descend on the correct path to Seathwaite and no longer needed help. It was later confirmed that they had safely returned to their vehicle and the log was closed.

Incident started at 16:59 and ended at 20:23 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY219086. Total rescuer hours: 37