Persons lost on Nethermost Pike Area
January 5, 2022
January 2, 2022 2:10 pm
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police at 17.50 hrs on New Year’s Eve to reports of two males who had requested assistance after becoming lost due to the low cloud and being overcome by darkness.
The location of the two men, who were from the West Midlands area, was quickly established using Sarloc to being on the ridge below Nethermost Pike, heading down into the Grisedale valley.
Due to the weather conditions and fading batteries on both of the men’s phones and torches they were asked to stay still and the team would make their way up to them to walk them off.
Three small teams were deployed covering the three routes up to the casualties to cover all eventualities. En route, after speaking to the casualty, it was established that they had split up with one walker staying as instructed and the other one heading back up the ridge. Both men were eventually located and walked down to the valley bottom and conveyed back to Patterdale base .
The rescue lasted just under 6 hours with 12 team members being deployed. Thankfully, team members were able to make it home just in time to welcome the new year in with their families.