The walkers were found above the Cam Spout waterfall

The walkers were found above the Cam Spout waterfall

Rescuers reminded walkers to pack a torch when they head for the hills, after two walkers were led to safety after getting lost on the slopes of England’s highest mountain.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.15pm on Monday when the pair were reported lost in upper Eskdale, below Scafell Pike.

The operation to find the two lasted almost eight hours.

A team spokesperson said: “The team mounted a search and located the pair just above the Cam Spout waterfall. The pair were rewarmed and walked back to Eskdale.

“Please remember to take a torch, even if you think you have plenty of time.”

Rescuers stood down shortly before midnight.

The same evening, two climbers were reported overdue on another part of the Scafell range.

The climbers were reported missing on Great End

The climbers were reported missing on Great End

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 9.45pm when concerns were raised about the pair who were on Great End.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “There was quite a long period where enquiries were made as to whether their car was in the area, in case they were already on their way home, and a team member living in Borrowdale checked along the path to Stockley Bridge to see if there were any lights on the hill.

“In the meantime a text arrived to one of their families to say they were on the top of Great End, and making their way off. After two hours there was still no sign, and the team was mobilised at 11.45 to start a search of the main routes down, in case they had come to grief.

“As the second vehicle was leaving Keswick, it passed the climbers’ car heading in the opposite direction, and almost immediately the team was recalled.

“Just as well, as it was a foul night.”

The callout involved 13 volunteers from the Keswick team.

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