The pair were found near the ski tow on Raise. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The pair were found near the ski tow on Raise. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers led two lost walkers to safety after they called for help from the Helvellyn range.

The two men from Bishop Auckland in County Durham became disoriented in low cloud and mist today.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.35pm and made contact with the men.

After talking to the walkers, it became clear they were close to the ski tow on Raise.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “Five team members made their way to the gentlemen who were cold and wet but otherwise in good spirits. Once they had been assessed and given extra clothing, they were then escorted from the fell.”

The three-hour rescue involved seven Patterdale team volunteers.

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