70 in 2024
Little Narrowcove, Scafell Pike
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The team was called by Cumbria Police regarding two walkers who had mis-navigated off Scafell Pike in misty conditions and were ‘stuck’. The location from the police call put them on steep ground close to Little Narrowcove. Contact with the party directly was difficult with a poor mobile signal.
A full callout was made, with extra assistance given by Duddon and Furness MRT. Once on scene after the long walk-in, the two walkers were found on steep ground requiring rope rescue. They were not able to move unassisted due to being very cold. As such additional support from a coastguard helicopter was requested for a swift evacuation.
A rope system was rigged and both casualties were lowered with assistance to safe ground. Rescue 199 then evacuated the walkers and all team members back to the vehicles. Fortunately following rewarming the walkers did not need further medical assistance.
All the teams then stood down after a long night and returned to their respective bases to restock vehicles.
Many thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT and Rescue 199 for their help once again.

Incident started at 21:37 and ended at 05:27 making 7.8 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 22415 07430. Total rescuer hours: 78