33 in 2024
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
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Two calls from Cumbria Police were received on Thursday evening. In both cases the walkers needed help after struggling with navigation in poor weather. Coincidentally the two parties managed to find shelter in the stretcher boxes at Mickeldore and Sty Head, with simultaneous occupancy for a time.
In the first callout a party of three walkers called for help at Mickledore when losing their way on the main tourist path from Scafell Pike summit. A limited callout was made and met up with the walkers in very soggy conditions. After some extra clothing and reassurance with a rope down Mickledore gully, the walkers were escorted down to Brackenclose to their own vehicle.
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Incident started at 17:36 and ended at 01:10 making 7.6 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210069. Total rescuer hours: 68