126 in 2023
Scafell Pike
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We were called by Cumbria Police late in the evening. A concerned third party was reporting that a walking party of four was overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike. They had travelled for a day trip from outside of the area and none of the party had been in touch since noon. They were now not contactable on their mobile phones.
The Team Leader initiated Phonefind messages, but shortly afterwards the police made contact again to say that they had been able to speak briefly with one of the party. This suggested that they were off the hill, but having vehicle problems. With this good news the tasking was left to the police to later confirm that there was no need for mountain rescue support.

Incident started at 23:44 and ended at 08:58 making 9.2 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 18