- 20 in 2015
- Full Callout — Overdue
- Scafell Pike
- Other Agencies
- Duddon & Furness MRT
For a second time during the evening the team was contacted by Cumbria Police to assist in locating a missing person on Scafell Pike. Due to the length of time the missing male had been overdue on the mountain, the lack of equipment and cold/worsening weather conditions, the team was called out to mount a search of the mountain. The Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were also called to assist in the search operation. Shortly after turning out the team, thankfully, the missing male turned up safe and well at the The Wasdale Head Inn.
LEARNING – Both of these incident we have dealt with this evening have been a direct result of groups becoming separated whilst on the hill for varying reasons. It is essential that if you are in a group that you stay together unless the situation dictates that someone must get help. Especially if your equipment is spread across the group. Further to this, the current weather forecast is predicated to get rather cold over the weekend with snow on the hills, winter is still in mountains and you should go prepared with a torch, plenty of warm and waterproof clothing and a map / compass.
Please take note of the learning above and understand if you are going to comment on the above that you do not have the whole picture of the groups situation at the time of these events. WMRT.
Incident started at 21:15 and ended at 22:30 making 1.3 hrs in total. There were 18 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 23