86 in 2023
Dropping Crag, Scafell Pike
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The team were called early on Monday morning by Cumbria Police about two walkers who had become lost the evening before and then spent an unplanned, tiring and uncomfortable night in the mist. A successful Phonefind put them not far from the summit around Dropping Crag. The Team Leader was then able to carefully guide them towards the summit to reset their location and attempt a ‘walk off’ over the phone. However, shortly afterwards they met up with other walkers who helped guide them off the fell. Our thanks to them for their help.
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Incident started at 06:15 and ended at 08:11 making 1.9 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total rescuer hours: 1.9