Two walkers were rescued from a tent on England’s highest mountain.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police at 5.35pm yesterday, Thursday, when the pair called for help after getting lost on Scafell Pike.
A spokesperson for Wasdale MRT said: “After attempts to talk them off the mountain over the phone failed a full callout was made and a group of 12 rescuers and two search dogs went to find them and help them down.”
Rescuers found the walkers 870m (2,854ft) up on the fellside, wet and cold in a tent above Mickledore. The pair were near the top of Pikes Crag.
The walkers were given extra clothing to wear before they were walked down the fellside by the rescue team to Brackenclose in Wasdale.
A total of 19 team members were involved in the rescue, which lasted more than five hours. The rescue was the Wasdale team’s 31st of the year.