- 81 in 2011
- Full Callout — Cragfast
- Corridor Route, Scafell Pike
- False Alarm
Team paged by the police regarding a report of shouts for help and whistles in the vicinity of the Corridor Route. A full callout was initiated and the team searched the area around Piers Ghyll and Greta Ghyll but no persons were located and no calls for help heard. On returning to the valley a local farmer who had been gathering sheep reported that eariler that day he had seen a man “stuck” on the bad step on the side of Piers Ghyll. He may have “unstuck” himself and left the hill by the time the team searched that area. Incident stood down. 14 team members were on the hill with one on base.
Postscript – the following comment from walkers who assisted a male walker stuck on the crags might solve the mystery of why the team could not find anyone – the area was fully covered in our search patterns so we are confident no-one remained in any difficulty when the incident was stood down
My wife and I assisted a young lad who had got himself stuck on the crags near Piers Gill. He wasn’t that far up but had chosen completely the wrong route and couldn’t go up or down so shouted for help, fortunately we were taking the same route and talked him down from where he was. Terribly embarrassed but we showed him the correct way up, not aware the WMRT had been called.
Incident started at 14:00 and ended at 18:45 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21870 08462 (altitude 552 m). Total rescuer hours: 72