22 in 2017
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Team called late last night about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. On investigating further it became likely the missing walker had joined forces with another and both were potentially lost on the mountain. With relatively little information to go on regarding their location we delayed a search until first light and were joined by our colleagues from the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. Whilst searching we received the good news that both missing walkers had made their way out to Eskdale and were safe & well.

Incident started at 22:50 and ended at 14:00 making 15.2 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 1807 0178 (altitude 143 m). Total rescuer hours: 243