Whilst dealing with the Mitredale incident we were contacted by Cumbria Police about a pair of walkers lost descending Scafell Pike. We were unable to contact the pair to gather any further information and so an extensive search was started including routes onto Scafell Pike from both Wasdale and Eskdale. The walkers were identified when they returned to their vehicle at Wasdale Head having evaded the searchers who were then recalled. 29 team members involved, incident closed around 23:30.
Incident started at 18:30 and ended at 23:30 making 5 hrs in total. There were 29 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 1868 0853 (altitude 78 m). Total rescuer hours: 145