We were called by Police about a group of walkers who phoned in to report themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, after which their emergency call cut out and no further details were available. It was difficult to phone them back but understood their position was close to the Piers – Straight Gill junction. A callout was initiated but after a while it was possible to speak with the party who were now making their own way off the fell and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.
Incident started at 15:20 and ended at 16:59 making 1.7 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2108 0823 . Total rescuer hours: 19