5 in 2023
Lingmell Gill Path, Scafell Pike
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The team was called by Cumbria Police about two walkers who had lost the path on the descent from Scafell Pike in very misty conditions. Fortunately the Team Leader was able to successfully locate their position with Phonefind. A Limited Callout was made as initially the pair appeared to still be in difficulty, however, they then managed to cross Lingmell Gill and find the main path down to Wasdale. This avoided any team members being deployed on the fell on this occasion.


Incident started at 18:20 and ended at 20:58 making 2.6 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY203076. Total rescuer hours: 34