101 in 2023
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
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The joy (or disappointment 😊) on not having to go out on the fell for the previous alert was short lived; a further call came in for 2 walkers attempting the 3 peaks who had also been caught out unprepared for the difficult conditions. They had taken a wrong turn on the descent and were now wet and cold. They were close to a waterfall.
Unfortunately direct contact was not possible due to patchy phone signal on the fell. However, a location was determined from the initial call and as they had been advised to stay put, a limited callout was made to help. The grid reference put them close to the head of Piers Gill, with the waterfall at the top matching the original description.
The team set off, but a further call was received stating that they had now met other walkers who were assisting them back down. This was welcome news, and this the team met up with the party more quickly on their descent, and confirmed that they were all safe and well.

Incident started at 20:21 and ended at 23:44 making 3.4 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY212078. Total rescuer hours: 31