Walkers lost on High Street
June 10, 2022
June 9, 2022 1:30 pm
On Thursday 09/6/22 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team received a report from Cumbria Police with regard to 2 walkers who were lost in the area. The coordinates for the 999 call showed them on the High Street track above Hayeswater. The 2 walkers had become disorientated when low rain cloud came in and visibility deteriorated.
The team leader made contact by phone to get them back on track. By using a combination of mobile live location technology and the walkers’ good old fashioned compass, they were guided in the right direction. The lost walkers then successfully completed their walk back to the Boredale valley from where they had set off that day.
Visibility due to weather in the fells can change in an instant. This incident shows the importance of carrying the basic navigation aids and waterproofs when venturing out. For your next adventure head to https://www.adventuresmart.uk for some great advise to keep you safe.