89 in 2020
Scafell Pike
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While the first of the evening’s responses was just getting under way, a second call came in for a group of 3 walkers who had set off to walk up Scafell Pike from Seathwaite. There was also a suggestion they may have changed their plans. It was not possible to talk to the informant and glean any more information.
The team leader talked to the Keswick team leader to discuss options as a search would have involved at least Wasdale and Keswick teams, possibly more.
Thankfully the police were finally able to make contact with both the informant and the overdue walkers, who were off the hill.

Incident started at 18:39 and ended at 20:34 making 1.9 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 10