We were called by our colleagues in Cockermouth Team about a party of 2 who had failed to return after a walk up Pillar and it was likely they were on the Wasdale side. After a number of phone calls and other enquiries by both teams one of the walkers made their own way back to Wasdale Head and the second was located by phone as being near the top of Red Pike. A small group of Wasdale members then went up to walk him off before bad weather was due the next day.
Incident started at 20:25 and ended at 04:30 making 8.1 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 16390 10785 (altitude 762 m). Total rescuer hours: 41