153 in 2023
Piers Gill, Scafell Pike
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The team was called by Cumbria Police about a lone walker who had been separated from her walking group, taken a wrong turn on Lingmell Col, and was concerned for her safety having come down the Piers Gill path. The mobile signal was poor but fortunately the police call handler was able to eventually establish an exact location.
A callout was made as a ‘talk off’ from that location with significant hazards is too risky. However, as one team party was preparing to depart from Burnthwaite Farm, the walker appeared before them safe and well. After reuniting her with her walking group at Brackenclose the team returned to base.

Incident started at 14:02 and ended at 17:08 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY212083. Total rescuer hours: 59