20 in 2023
Middleboot Knotts, Scafell Pike
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We were called yesterday evening about a lone walker who had lost his bearings on the descent from Scafell Pike and was now very cold and exhausted. He had a tent and sleeping bag so was able to shelter on what was a very cold night at high elevation. Fortunately a location was obtained from the original call to Cumbria Police so a limited callout was made. Once on scene the team provided additional warm clothing and then escorted the walker back down to safety in the Wasdale valley.

Incident started at 22:36 and ended at 03:21 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY215081. Total rescuer hours: 29