The police contacted the team to assist a pair of walkers who had found themselves lost on steep ground in poor visibility whilst descending Scafell Pike. They were fortunate in being able to get an intermittent mobile phone signal to the Police so the team headed to the area indicated by their GPS and found they had strayed down the side of Piers Gill. They were found high on the left bank of the Gill, fortunately uninjured although rather cold. They were then walked down to their car in Wasdale.
Incident started at 17:55 and ended at 00:00 making 6.1 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2108 0816 (altitude 656 m). Total rescuer hours: 67