We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Unfortunately it was not possible to get in contact with the walker again that night and with a potentially very wide area to search it was decided to wait until morning when colleagues from Keswick and Langdale teams would also be available to join the search. Early in the morning just after the team was paged it was possible to speak with the lost walker and decide that it was likely he was in Eskdale. The Keswick and Langdale teams stood down and Wasdale members went up Eskdale and met the lost walker descending towards Ling Cove Bridge. He was helped back to Brotherikeld then part of the way back to his vehicle which was in Seathwaite.
Incident started at 22:04 and ended at 09:30 making 11.4 hrs in total. There were 16 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 182