120 in 2023
Scafell Pike
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a lone walker that was walking from Langdale to Wasdale. He was overdue when a text was received by a family member waiting at Wasdale Head for his return. The text indicated that he was struggling to navigate the descent from Scafell Pike due to fog. After this point further attempts to make contact were unsuccessful. After discussions with the family member, with no further information on location, it was decided to start a search early in the morning. Weather conditions were favourable with pretty benign conditions.
In the morning team members started a search on the most likely paths in Wasdale and support was agreed with Duddon and Furness MRT to search the Eskdale paths. However not long into the search the missing person was located on the Brown Tongue path, making his own way down. He was a little jaded from the unplanned night out, but otherwise none the worse for wear. A lift back to base was provided, where he was reunited with his family, after which the team stood down. Thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT for their support once again.

Incident started at 21:20 and ended at 08:20 making 11 hrs in total. There were 11 Wasdale team members involved. Total rescuer hours: 121