8 in 2002
Unknown Location

Call from the police to rescue two males who had become lost, most probably on the southern slopes of Scafell Pike. The two male walkers in their late thirties had become disorientated on their descent from Scafell Pike back into Wasdale. They were in contact with their mobile but were on steep ground in snow, low cloud and were very cold and wet and unable to move. They had a compass but their map was wet and torn.
Four Wasdale search groups were sent out, SARDA were involved and Keswick MRT were on standby at their base. The missing pair of walkers were eventually located high on the slopes of Scafell, just to the west of Pen. They were safely escorted down via Eskdale and back to Gosforth. All team members were safely off the fells by first light.

Incident started at 19:45.