The team were called by the Police for a single walker who was lost in the Hollowstones area whilst descending Scafell Pike. A limited callout was made and eleven team members headed up to find him. We used the GPS on his smartphone to get an exact location and then walked him down to the valley bottom.
This was our first incident of 2012; it is worth remembering the importance of having and being able to use a map and compass in all weathers and visibility.
Incident started at 17:15 and ended at 22:00 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 204 073 (altitude 572 m). Total rescuer hours: 62