Coniston Old Man, April 15th 2013 15:59hrs (14/2013)
The weather was cloudy with mist in places especially higher up on the fells. There was also the occasional spell of drizzle and the temperature was milder than of late but obviously cooler on the tops.
We were called to the assistance of four walkers who, we were told, had become lost somewhere in the vicinity of Goats Hawse and Levers Hawse.
However whilst the team was preparing for the search, we received notification that another walker had met up with the party on the summit ridge between Coniston Old Man and Brim Fell. He said he would escort them off the mountain via Low Water and agreed to keep the team leader updated and let her know once the walkers were down safely. This meant that the team was actually stood down after 15 minutes, although the team leader was still on standby until the group was off the fell. Nearly two hours later one person from the walking party rang to say that they were now back at Walna Scar car park, safe and well.
9 team members had already arrived at the base when the message to Stand Down was sent out