A man stuck on England’s second-highest mountain was rescued after his calls for help were heard.
The walker became cragfast in the Broad Stand area of Scafell yesterday, Thursday.
Members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team led the man to safety in an operation lasting more than four hours.
The team was alerted at 5.50pm after shouts were heard from the man near Botterill’s Slab.
Rescuers used Lord’s Rake and Deep Gill to reach his position, where he was found uninjured.
Team members helped him back up towards the summit of Scafell and then walked down Green How with him to safety in Wasdale.
The rescue ended at 10pm and involved 19 volunteer members. It was the team’s 35th callout of the year.
Broad Stand lies on the direct route between Scafell and Scafell Pike and is notorious for catching out unwary walkers.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team’s advice on the route is that, though it has been described as a scramble it has moves of rockclimbing difficulty above an unforgiving landing.
The team said the walkers’ route between Scafell and Scafell Pike involves descending towards upper Eskdale via Foxes Tarn, south-east of the direct route.
The rescuers said: “Broad Stand is an extremely dangerous area which has unfortunately seen a number of fatalities.”