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Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike
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A call From Cumbria Police was received regarding a party of 7 walkers, one of whom was suffering from cramp and was struggling to make progress. Others in the party were becoming cold due to staying still and lack of additional layers.
With a location close to the summit of Scafell Pike, the walker was encouraged to hydrate and refuel and then attempt to make progress downhill. This was successful and the party was then able to make some progress downhill. With regular Phonefinds progress was monitored in real time. After some time a limited callout was made in case further assistance was needed. However, when team members arrived and met the main party, they were informed that the walker had recovered well and had made his own way to the valley floor. With this news, the team returned to base and stood down.

Incident started at 18:12 and ended at 21:53 making 3.7 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY215072. Total rescuer hours: 22