Incident Report #5 1976

A search was made of the Langdale Pikes when two medical students from Cardiff University failed to report to friends at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale. Found safe at 10.30a.m. (8.2.76). They had dug a snow hole at Troughton Ghyll, Langdale and stayed there all night. Search panel involved.

Footnote: This is a classic in two ways:—
1. They went off never telling their friends where they were going, the friends became concerned for their safety and together with the police called the mountain rescue team.
2. The fells are free and the individual is free to decide whatever he or she wants.

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