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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 22nd Feb 2011 – Callout 7 in 2011

Callout from the Police for two lost walkers from the Midlands who had set off from Borrowdale on that morning to climb Scafell Pike via Styhead Pass and the Corridor route and descend via Broad Crag Esk Hause.  A mother in her late 40’s and 23 yr old son had failed to turn up.  The incident was passed onto to Keswick MRT who mobilised around 12 team members and later (10.40 p.m.) requested support from Wasdale to search the Scafell and Eskdale side.  13 Wasdale team members along with a SARDA (Lakes) search dog searched from the Wasdale side. They were located by Keswick just down from the corridor route below the bad step on the right had side of Greta Gill.  They were walked back down to their car in Borrowdale.  Incident closed for Wasdale at around 04.30.

Incident Type
Location Corridor Route, Scafell Pike

Incident started at 21:42 and ended at 04:30 making 6.8 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21702 08542 (480m). Total man hours: 88

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-3/