Team contacted by Cumbria Police at 05:30 with regards to a father and son team who had failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike. The police carried out some initial checks of car parks and found their vehicle in Eskdale. The team leader managed to contact the pair who had become benighted near the summit of Scafell Pike. When they realised they could not return due to the weather and failing light, they used their bivi shelters and slept on the mountain. They walked off the mountain this morning safe and well.
The alarm was raised by a family member to the Police and gave a comprehensive route description which the pair had left before they set out on their walk.
Really good outcome and a sensible decision given their situation. This is an excellent example of being well prepared for a day on the hills in terms of preparation and equipment.
Incident started at 05:30.