130 in 2021
Stand Crag, Great End
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Two walkers reported themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. There was no other information and it was not possible to contact them. Because of the weather, no knowledge of the missing people’s clothing, experience, medical status and so on, a full team callout was initiated, and routes allocated to five different search parties. Some time later, although it was still not possible to speak to them, the police managed to obtain Eastings and Northings, which we converted to a grid reference. This put the walkers on the top of Stand Crag near the Corridor Route. They were found, very cold and wet, but unhurt and were able to walk off the hill after rewarming.

Incident started at 16:08 and ended at 22:24 making 6.3 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 218 085. Total rescuer hours: 120