Old Man of Coniston

Old Man of Coniston

17:59 (Grid NY 278 025)

The weather was very warm on the Coniston fells.

The team had been alerted by Cumbria Police (CUMPOL) to a incident involving two male walkers being late at their rendezvous point on Wrynose Pass.

The walkers had intended to walk the ridge from Old Man of Coniston down to the Three Shires Stone on the Wrynose Pass by an agreed time.

When the walkers had not arrived the person who was meeting them became concerned for their welfare and thus contacted CUMPOL.

Due to the location of the incident phone reception is not available so the party’s phone could not be contacted.

A full team call out was not initiated due to the weather being clear and the temperatures being high so the intended walk could take the two men longer than they had anticipated.

Within half an hour the team were updated by CUMPOL to the walkers having arrived at their destination.

This call out lasted half an hour and 5 team members attended.

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