3 in 2023
Scafell Pike
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The team was called by Cumbria Police about a lone male walker who had set off in the morning aiming to climb Scafell Pike, but had not returned and was significantly overdue. Due to the winter conditions and the lack of a known location, extra help was required to enable a comprehensive search of a very large area as quickly as possible. A Coastguard helicopter was requested and plans were forming to callout another neighbouring team.
Fortunately as this was happening, contact was made from the missing person. He had made it safely down into Borrowdale, and was returning to his intended destination of Wasdale via a taxi.
Please do not underestimate winter conditions on the high Lake District fells, they are very hazardous without the right skills and equipment. Please like, share and comment to promote awareness, rather than criticism of the person involved on this occasion.
#BeAdventureSmart and make a good day better.
Ask yourself three questions before you set off:
1. Do I have the right GEAR ?
2. Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?
3. Am I confident that I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?

Incident started at 18:45 and ended at 19:55 making 1.2 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY218095. Total rescuer hours: 16