A family member of two walkers contacted the Police out of concern as they had received an sms message detailing that the two walkers had become lost on their ascent of Scafell Pike from Seathwaite.
After a period of investigation and a conversation with the family member it was confirmed that the two walkers had now reported themselves as back at their vehicle and were driving home.
Further conversations with the two walkers confirmed that they had in deed been lost and had come off the hill into the wrong valley. A local farmer identified their mistake and directed them back over Sty Head Pass to Seathwaite. The message sent to the family was not to raise concern but to inform of their intention to be slightly overdue.
No team members were deployed.
Incident started at 21:52 and ended at 23:27 making 1.6 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 188 086. Total rescuer hours: 3.2