Date of Incident

31/10/2009

Country

England

Route

Incident

Group got lost in failing light and overnighted in storm shelter. Langdale MRT called at 7pm. Group found around 10am next morning, cold and shaken but ok.

Lessons

Unfortunate time to get lost - better navigation would have helped of course though. Should have carried more headtorches in the group. Always carry storm shelter/survival bags. Suggest GPS-enabled device for emergencies too. Accurately record who's in which group.

Activity

Summer Walking

When

During the walk

Injury

None

Causes

Adverse Weather, Navigation or route selection, Darkness

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Observer

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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