29 in 2002
Scafell Pike
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Two male walkers in their mid 30’s were doing the 3 peaks event when they become lost on Scafell Pike. They left Brackenclose, Wasdale at 2130 hrs the previous evening and their father, waiting in the valley bottom became concerned when they failed to appear later that night. At 0730 hrs a standby call was put out on the team pagers. At 0900 hrs a full call out was initiated. Millom Team, Keswick Team and also the SARDA (Lakes) search dogs were mobilised. Torrential rain had swollen the rivers and the cloud was down to 200 meters.
They were located at 1100 hrs making their way slowly down from Mickledore ridge via Brown Tongue. They had already been down to Cam Spout on the Eskdale side and then retraced their way back up and over Mickledore. They had been walking all night.

Incident started at 09:00 and ended at 14:00 making 5 hrs in total.