137 in 2021
Scafell Pike
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The team were called about 2 walkers, father and son, who were overdue and not contactable.

A search overnight involving 12 Wasdale, 9 Duddon and Furness and 2 Lake District search dogs in very poor conditions was unsuccessful, some areas could not be searched because of the high river levels and adverse conditions. At 06.00 a silver incident was stood up and fresh resources from across the county were drafted in to go over the ground that had already been searched, in case the walkers were moving, and the search area was extended to cover more Eskdale routes, and the Borrowdale, Langdale and Mosedale routes.

The walkers descended to Boot, Eskdale,  having spent the night low down in comparative shelter away from the high fells thankfully, and without MR assistance.

Wasdale MRT thanks all the other teams who helped on the ground or behind the scenes, plus the 6 dogs and handlers.


Incident started at 20:43 and ended at 15:43 making 19 hrs in total. There were 21 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 215 072. Total rescuer hours: 399