Team called for four lost walkers. They had set off from Langdale to climb Crinkle Crags. Their only map blew away in hill fog leaving them with no means of navigating. Unfortunately, they descended in the wrong direction and ended up on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they called 999. Their position was established from their phone call as near Churn How overlooking Green Hole and Lingcove Beck. They were contacted by the team leader and, with failing daylight, were advised to descend towards the beck and follow it downhill. A limited callout was made to enable a small team of 4 to meet them with extra lighting and escort them to the road head at Brotherilkeld, where a taxi was arranged to pick them up.
Incident started at 20:23 and ended at 00:52 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 8 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY240053. Total rescuer hours: 36