18 in 2015
Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

We were called by Police around 00:45 about a party of 4 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. The party were foreign, with limited English and it was difficult for the Police and us to obtain good information on their likely location. As a result we decided to wait until first light before starting a search to maximise the chance of a find. The Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs were also called. Just as we were deploying we got news they had managed to make their own way off the fell and we stood down. Incident closed 08:30. 17 Wasdale + 10 dog handlers involved.

Incident started at 00:45 and ended at 08:30 making 7.8 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 133