The walkers were brought from Little Narrowcove down upper Eskdale to the road

The walkers were brought from Little Narrowcove down upper Eskdale to the road

Two walkers were rescued after spending two nights stuck in a ravine in the shadow of England’s highest mountain.

The pair were half way up Little Narrowcove, east of the summit of Scafell Pike.

Police alerted Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team about 9.45am on Monday, and they called in help from the neighbouring Duddon and Furness Team because of the remote location and possibility of a long carry-out.

A Wasdale MRT spokesperson said: “One of the party had become distressed as a result of the squally weather and steep ground and very reluctant to move.

“On further investigation the party was identified as being the same who were reported missing the previous day and there was some concern they had been out for some time on the mountain.

“They were found about half way down the Narrowcove. It turned out they had been there for two nights unable to move and were cold and wet when we got there.

“They were fed and given dry clothes before being helped to slowly walk down into the upper Esk valley.”

Once the team reached flatter ground near Great Moss, the rescuers used stretchers for the long carry to the road in Eskdale.

The spokesperson said: “Given the long carry, Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team came out to provide much needed assistance and together we move the stretcher down to Taw House farm.”

The rescue, which lasted almost nine hours, involved 14 volunteers from the Wasdale team plus colleagues from the Duddon and Furness team.

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