A family group were reported overdue from their walk to Scafell. An initial search was planned and team members were being deployed when the first of them arrived back at their accommodation, allowing us to call off the search
Gt Langdale to Scafell
A couple in their 40's were reported overdue at their holiday accommodation in Ambleside. They had set off from Langdale to go to Scafell at around 9.30am and not returned. A search was being organised when they turned up. They had gone off Scafell on the Wasdale side in error, and had to take a taxi back to Ambleside.
Team leader spent 30 minutes on the phone to a man who had phoned for help after becoming cragfast and lost while trying to find his way back to Gt Langdale from Scafell Pike.
A man in his 30's was reported overdue from his walk to Scafell. His car was located at the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. An extensive search, in very high winds, was carried out with help from SARDA, Kewsick MRT and Wasdale MRT. All reasonable areas had been covered by 2am, so the search was suspended to await daylight. The search recommenced early next morning and the man was located, alive and well, near Cam Spout, having lost his compass and been unable to find his way back.