We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost whilst attempting to descend Scafell Pike. After discussion with the team leader it was determined they were somewhere between Sampsons Stones and Burnmoor Tarn having tried to walk back to Wasdale from Eskdale. They were found near High Scarth Crag in Eskdale, walked back to Taw House farm and then given a lift back to Wasdale Head.
Incident started at 17:15 and ended at 00:00 making 6.8 hrs in total. There were 20 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 215 046 (altitude 472 m). Total rescuer hours: 136