83 in 2022
Scafell Pike
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We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a well equipped family group of six walkers one of whom was struggling on the descent from Scafell Pike. A limited callout was made to go and assist them. In the meantime, they walked some of the way towards Lingmell Nose to keep warm and stopped at a prearranged spot. They waited for the arrival of the team in their bivi tent. Lingmell Nose was the preferred route off as it avoids stream crossings and the water levels were high. When the team arrived, the group were given spare clothing and sustenance and walked off.

Incident started at 18:34 and ended at 00:16 making 5.7 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 212077. Total rescuer hours: 57