Team leader contacted via Cumbria Police after receiving a 999 call from a group of three walkers who were attempting to walk up Scafell Pike.
The group were making their way up the Corridor Route from Wasdale and it is believed they reached the “bad step” at Greta Gill.
Realising that they had started their walk a little late in the day and that they were going to be out on the mountain during the hours of darkness they made the sensible decision to turn back and attempt to retrace their steps.
Given that the 999 call was lost mid-call and the Team Leader could not establish a PhoneFind location or contact any of the group, it was decided to issue a Limited Team Callout to begin a sweep of the area the group were last believed to be.
As the first team members were arriving in the valley and beginning to make progress, the group were located at Burnthwaite Farm. All were safe and well.
Incident started at 15:54 and ended at 19:30 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 218086. Total rescuer hours: 36