We were called by Police about a group of 6 walkers reporting themselves benighted on top of Scafell Pike and needing assistance to get back down to the valley. A small team was sent up to provide torches, warm clothing and escort them back down to the valley. It has to be said the young men were not well prepared for the conditions in terms of their footwear, general clothing or torches given it was sub zero on the summit and there were a number of bullet hard patches of frozen snow on the route.
Incident started at 17:05 and ended at 22:00 making 4.9 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2155 0722 (altitude 972 m). Total rescuer hours: 54