We were called by Police about a group of 2 and a group of 3 who had combined after getting lost on the descent of Scafell Pike. They believed they were near Piers Gill, which was confirmed by Sarloc and a small group was sent up to help them walk off the mountain. Few of the party members had torches. We would always recommend going hill walking with a torch (with good batteries) as you never know when you might need it.
Incident started at 20:14 and ended at 01:00 making 4.8 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2135 0787 (altitude 697 m). Total rescuer hours: 48