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Scafell Pike
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The team was called by Cumbria Police about two walkers who were descending from Scafell Pike. One of the walkers was very tired and they were concerned that they may not make it back to their vehicle before darkness fell.
The mobile phone signal was marginal so limited information was obtained, and then they could not be re-contacted. On an assumption that they would need help, with cold conditions still at high elevations, a callout was made. However, after about 30 minutes a mobile phone call was possible and the party confirmed that they were making reasonable progress and did not need any assistance. This allowed an early stand down. Later, the walkers contacted Cumbria Police when they were safely off the fell and the log was closed.
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Incident started at 19:06 and ended at 22:25 making 3.3 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 30