We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike the previous day. Car parks and roads in Wasdale & Eskdale were checked by Police and team members but no trace of the walkers vehicle was found. A limited search was started later on to look again for the missing walkers vehicle but as we were assembling the walker called in to confirm they were safe & well and had spent the night at Wasdale Campsite. A case of mis-communication.
Incident started at 01:20 and ended at 09:00 making 7.7 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY215072 (altitude 963 m). Total rescuer hours: 92