A search was made of Far Easedale, Whythburn Ghyll, Easedale Tarn, Stake Pass and Greenup Edge, for four fell walkers who were walking from Keswick to Grasmere over the fells. All four were found safe at Steel End, Armboth at 10.30 a.m. on 2nd January. Coniston M.R.T. assisted.
Footnote: These walkers were ill equipped in every detail. They started off too late in the afternoon for such a walk, added to which the weather conditions were very poor — low mist, with intermittent rain, and fast running becks in full flood.
The weather can change unexpectedly and you should be prepared for this. If you are immobilised because you or companion are injured, or because you become cragfast or benighted you will cool down very rapidly. A bivvi bag is useful (essential) to protect you in these circumstances.