35 in 2023
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies
The team was called by Cumbria Police regarding two walkers who were overdue after a walk up Scafell Pike, possibly continuing onto Scafell. They were reported by their two friends who had returned successfully having intentionally split up from the others earlier in the afternoon. As the Team Leader was gathering information the missing pair thankfully turned up in Eskdale at the Woolpack pub. This was very welcome news as the prospect of covering a huge search area over the two mountains from an intended upper Eskdale egress was a significant challenge. It’s unknown what caused the late arrival, but it’s worth a reminder that Upper Eskdale is a vast and remote area and requires an early start, and good navigational skills, including map and compass, especially in the dark.
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1. Do I have the right GEAR ?
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Incident started at 23:27 and ended at 00:27 making 1 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 2