The team were contacted by an informant at Seathwaite on behalf of a group who had set off to climb Scafell Pike and were overdue. Contact was made with the missing people by text message due to very limited mobile phone reception. They were on the corridor route on their descent. Instructions were given by text message and nothing further was heard from the group by the time the Upper Eskdale callout was finished at 01:45.
Incident started at 20:56 and ended at 00:00 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 6