We were contacted by Police about a party of 4 who were lost somewhere between Pillar & Yewbarrow, one of the party was also struggling to make progress. We mounted a search of the Red Pike area and located them to the south of the summit by Pt801. They were then walked back to their car in Wasdale. Incident closed 02:00, 13 WMRT involved + support from Cockermouth base.
Incident started at 18:15 and ended at 02:00 making 7.8 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 166 101 (altitude 767 m). Total rescuer hours: 101