We were contacted again by Cumbria Police around 02:20 about a group of 9 on the 3 peaks now lost. After discussion their position was established as Great Moss in upper Eskdale. They were advised to follow the eastern bank of the river down into Eskdale. They arrived in Eskdale around 06:00 this morning.
Note – following rivers / streams downhill can be problematic, particularly on the Wasdale side of the mountain and is not generally advised. Efforts were made in this case to avoid making the situation worse.
Incident started at 02:20 and ended at 06:00 making 3.7 hrs in total.