7 in 2012
Upper Eskdale

The team were called by the police to assist a pair of walkers in their twenties from Surrey. They had made a navigational error and become lost on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had managed to make a 999 call and described their surroundings. Two search groups covered the Wasdale side of Scafell Pike whilst another two groups headed up Eskdale where the two men were found close to the River Esk on the Scafell side, above the gorge section. After warming up inside a bivi tent they were able to walk back down with the team and were given a lift back to their vehicle at Wasdale Head.

Incident started at 16:54 and ended at 21:30 making 4.6 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 21820 04776 (altitude 410 m). Total rescuer hours: 78