122 in 2021
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike

Two walkers reported themselves lost and in potentially dangerous terrain after dark without the ability to either see or navigate themselves off the hill.
Their self reported location was confirmed to be incorrect after successful use of PhoneFind placed them on the opposite side of Piers Gill.
After eventually making contact via mobile a small team was deployed direct to their location and helped them get back down to the Wasdale valley safely.
It was reported that they had entered into the Piers Gill ravine, a main black spot for WMRT, however, after realising it was not right they correctly retraced their steps to bring them back out of the danger area.


Incident started at 18:55 and ended at 00:22 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 212 081. Total rescuer hours: 33