Team was called by Police about a group of walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike as part of a 3 peaks attempt. After speaking with the informant it was possible to contact the missing walkers on mobile phone and it was determined that they were now in the Mickledore area after having re-ascended from upper Eskdale. It proven difficult for the group to find the descent from Mickledore back to Wasdale and they spent the night out on the mountain. In the morning they were given some directions to get back to Scafell Pike summit and from there they may their own way off the fell.
Incident started at 23:31 and ended at 10:30 making 11 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY 210 070 (altitude 806 m). Total rescuer hours: 11