Greenup Ghyll (36)

Callout Time: 8:45 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

As the team were returning from Force Crag the police alerted us to a man, his wife and daughter who had become lost whilst walking part of the coast to coast route from Grasmere to Stonethwaite, above Lining Crag. A small team was sent up the Borrowdale Valley and 25 minutes after setting off from Stonethwaite found the family part way up the Greenup Ghyll valley. The family’s mobile phone battery had finally died after repeatedly trying to call for help when they lost the path and ended up bog-hopping around Greenup Edge. The one call that got through was enough for a general fix on their location. The team escorted the family down to the valley with torches and then drove them to Borrowdale Hostel where they were staying.

10 team members – 2 hours 20 minutes