Dow Crag

Incident 12 of 2023:-
09/03/23, 14.21, Dow Crag, SD262978
Most of northern England was under Met Office weather warnings, and conditions were very wintry – low cloud, low temperatures, high winds gusting over 50 mph, and snow falling, with more forecast. Cumbria Police called us about a couple who had reported themselves lost on the tops and unable to get down. Their position was established near to the top of Dow Crag, and we despatched two Land Rovers up the Walna Scar track with teams deploying up to Goat’s Hawse and to Brown/Buck Pike to cover both likely exits from Dow Crag. Conditions were a bit worse than forecast, with gusty winds knocking team members off their feet, but the cold casualties were located, given warm drinks, extra waterproofs, and slowly walked down off the fell-top to our Land Rovers. They were then driven to our base for further warming and a discussion about walk planning and equipment.
12 volunteer members attended, for 4 hours.