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A call was received from Cumbria Police about two walkers who found themselves on steep ground on Scafell and felt it was unsafe to continue in any direction. Initial information was lacking in much detail due to the poor signal and it was not possible to make further contact. However a location was fortunately obtained from the initial police call. A full callout was made to investigate and assist the walkers back to safety.
However, as the team were mobilising, a further call was received from the police to say that the walkers had been in touch again. They had been helped by a passing climber and they were now back on safe ground. The log was left open as a precaution overnight, as a request was texted to the walkers to confirm they had to confirm they had reached their intended destination down in the valley. This was not received until the following morning, again due to poor mobile signal in Eskdale. Our thanks to the climber involved, as it saved us a lot of time and effort in wet conditions.

Incident started at 15:23 and ended at 10:28 making 19.1 hrs in total. There were 7 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY211067. Total rescuer hours: 134