A call came in from the police about a gentleman lost when descending Scafell Pike.
Using phone find the location came back as just below Horn crag, Eskdale. The team leader made contact with the person and talked him off the fell in the direction of Burnmore Tarn. On his way to the tarn he bumped into another walking group. They kindly pointed him on the right track using their map and compass !
The gent was using his phone to navigate but lost this tool as he lost phone signal. We come across this kind of scenario all too often, always a good idea to have a back up plan- map and compass, and know how to use them.
Incident started at 12:38 and ended at 17:55 making 5.3 hrs in total. Incident occured at NY21320451.