A teenage male became separated from his family as he proceeded ahead of them while descending to Stake Pass from Mart Crag Moor. They searched the area around Stake Pass, then called the team. A search was organised and he was located coming down from Rossett Ghyll. We were assisted by Keswick MRT and Lake District Mountain Search and Rescue Dogs
The team were paged for a couple who were lost and benighted, supposedly in Far Easedale, and attempting to get from Rosthwaite to Grasmere. Since we were just about to sit down to our annual dinner, we passed the incident on to Kendal MRT, who had kindly provided cover for us. The size of the search escalated as it became obvious the couple were not where they thought they were, and they were eventually they were located cold and wet near Rosthwaite.
A 50-year-old man walked over from Borrowdale to Langdale to meet some friends. He was reported to have consumed a substantial amount of alcohol. At 5pm he declined an offer of a lift back to Borrowdale from his friends and set off to walk. He was reported overdue at his accommodation in Borrowdale. He was located in Mickleden with a head injury, hypothermia (32˚c) and multiple bruises at 23.45 by an advanced group of rescuers as the team was assembling at base. He wasn't able to account for the missing time very effectively. It was a cold, wet night with occasional snow showers.