17 in 2021
Mickledore, Scafell Pike
Other Agencies

We were alerted by Cumbria police who had received an alert from a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon). The location seemed to be near Mickledore but initially there was little more information on the nature of the incident. It was not possible to talk to the informant. Subsequent text messages suggested that the casualty was uninjured but may have been severely hypothermic.
A full team callout was initiated. The casualty was on Mickledore, and was being well looked after by some passers by. After more food and rewarming, the casualty was able to walk off with assistance.
Our thanks to the RAF mountain rescue team who were on their way to help, but were stood down as the casualty was able to walk.

Incident started at 13:22 and ended at 18:58 making 5.6 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY210069. Total rescuer hours: 95