We were called to a 24 yr old male who had set off from Coniston at 7am to climb the Old Man of Coniston. He took the wrong direction on Swirl How and called 999 at 14.55.
He was located in upper Eskdale using phone technology. As this was Wasdale MRTs area the call was passed to them. 6 members of WMRT plus 1 search dog were deployed to locate and assist him from the fell.
The weather was very poor – high winds, driving rain and low cloud. He was very wet and cold but otherwise OK. The party were back at the road at 20.00 hours. CMRT met Wasdale Team members and gave him a lift back to Coniston. Incident closed at 21.00hrs.
A total of 44 man hours.