We were called by Police about a couple who were lost on Scafell Pike. After talking on the phone with the team leader it was established they were on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they started to retrace their steps back up towards the summit. Having made the summit the weather had improved and they were able to set off down towards Wasdale under their own steam. However, with darkness coming on and with only the torch on their phone they needed some help from the team to get down the lower bit from Hollowstones. 12 WMRT involved, incident closed 19:30.
Incident started at 16:10 and ended at 19:30 making 3.3 hrs in total. There were 12 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2009 0741 (altitude 459 m). Total rescuer hours: 40