94 in 2021
Mickledore, Scafell Pike

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about two walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. It was not possible to make contact with them. Team members who were on the hill on the Piers Gill incident were asked to keep a look out for them. Some time later, a call was picked up by a police force outside Cumbria and the eastings and northings from the 999 call put the walkers on Mickledore. Two team members were diverted from the Piers Gill incident when it became apparent that the lost group from that incident were not in fact in the area, and the two walkers were found unhurt at Mickledore. They were warmed up and walked down. They had descended into Eskdale, tried to walk out but were stopped by high water levels at a river junction, so had to walk back.

Incident started at 17:15 and ended at 03:10 making 9.9 hrs in total. There were 4 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 210 069. Total rescuer hours: 40