164 in 2023
Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police from a concerned relative. A party of four well equipped walkers had planned to camp on the fells after an ascent of Scafell Pike. After the heavy snowfall in the county, none of the walkers were able to be contacted.
However as further information was being gathered, the police made contact again to confirm contact has been made with the party and all was well. Mobile phone signal would not have been available at their camping location overnight, but appeared as they descended. A good outcome.

Incident started at 08:48 and ended at 10:12 making 1.4 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved. Total rescuer hours: 1.4