We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost from an attempt to climb Scafell Pike. Using SARLOC it was established they were actually on Great Gable above Kern Knotts Crag. Given relatively benign weather conditions overnight it was decided that it was appropriate to start a search for the 2 walkers early in the morning. As we were leaving our vehicles we spotted the pair who were now making their own way off the mountain.
Incident started at 23:20 and ended at 08:30 making 9.2 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2135 0992 (altitude 687 m). Total rescuer hours: 55