40 in 2002
Upper Eskdale
Other Agencies

The team were called to find a long overdue walker who had left Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike and had failed to turn up. Keswick Team and SARDA (search dogs) were called out and Wasdale put 5 search parties out on the Wasdale and Eskdale sides. He was found safe and well at Sampson’s Stones in upper Eskdale safe and well however it did take over three hours to walk him back out of the upper Esk. The last team member got home at 0615 hrs.

Incident started at 12:45 and ended at 06:15 making 17.5 hrs in total.