We were called by Police about a group of 3 runners who were reported overdue from a three peaks attempt. At first there were no strong leads as to their whereabouts but then one of their companions in the valley received a WhatsApp message which allowed their location to be inferred as on the Eskdale side of Scafell Pike. The group were then found close to Pen on the Eskdale face and after being fed and warmed up were walked back to Wasdale via Mickledore.
Incident started at 22:40 and ended at 08:00 making 9.3 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY220069 (altitude 769 m). Total rescuer hours: 65