We were called by Police about 3 walkers who were reporting themselves benighted on the summit of Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to contact the group but once a Sarloc trace was obtained it was determined they were actually on Great End rather than Scafell Pike and we passed the incident on to our colleagues in the Keswick Team, after which we stood down. This was a group which had set off particularly late, around 1600 without torches and we would appeal to all walkers to properly plan their walks including start times and equipment before venturing onto the fells.
Incident started at 20:31 and ended at 21:34 making 1.1 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2253608459 (altitude 899 m). Total rescuer hours: 10