5 in 2022
Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike
Whilst descending off Scafell Pike summit a couple of walkers became disorientated in low cloud. Due to the treacherous terrain, the encroaching darkness and the sudden temperature drop, the couple decided to call for help.
The Duty Team Leader was able to make immediate contact with them and identify their exact location. Due to the cold, the Team Leader felt it was best to direct them away from the Piers Gill area and move towards Lingmell Nose descent path.
A small deployment of Team Members were asked to go and meet the couple to provide warm clothing and lights if needed. The couple were intercepted and safely escorted back down to the valley bottom.

Incident started at 16:03 and ended at 19:07 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 211 080. Total rescuer hours: 16