104 in 2012
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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The team was called out to search for two walkers who had failed to return from a walk on Scafell Pike. Along with team members from Keswick, Duddon and Furness, Langdale Ambleside and Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs we searched a large part of the central fells. The casualties were found in the Mickledore stretcher box by a Wasdale search team around 23:30. They had descended from the summit in the wrong direction. We guided the pair down to Wasdale Head which involved crossing Lingmell Gill in spate (see the video below). Over 50 mountain rescue team members were involved in the incident which ended around 2am.

Incident started at 17:25 and ended at 01:50 making 8.4 hrs in total. There were 14 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21057 06915 (altitude 835 m). Total rescuer hours: 118