We were called by Police about an elderly walker who was struggling to make progress whilst descending from Scafell Pike and requested assistance to get off the mountain. The walker had got as far as Sty Head before stopping. On arrival the team assessed the situation and then after a brief go at walking it was determined it would be quicker progress in the stretcher and the walker was carried back down to Gavel Neese.
Incident started at 19:06 and ended at 23:35 making 4.5 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 2187 0946. Total rescuer hours: 59