Scafell Pike (109)
Callout Time: 5:35 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Wasdale MRT
The team were asked by Wasdale MRT to help search for 2 missing hikers who had left for Scafell Pike but had not returned. The only information with a possible clue gave information that the party had passed a wooden Mountain Rescue box. The only local wooden rescue box is located below Dow Crag, Coniston so that wasn’t likely. In strong wind and driving rain a team from Wasdale climbed up to Keswick’s rescue box at Sty Head before continuing along the Corridor Route. Meantime Keswick were tasked to search the various footpath descent routes on our side. Keswick team were ascending above Seathwaite when a message came through that the missing people had been located sheltering in the Wasdale rescue box at Mickledore. The team was stood down and returned to base.
7 team members – 2 hours 30 mins