The walkers got lost on Allen Crags, south of Glaramara

The walkers got lost on Allen Crags, south of Glaramara

Two walkers were helped to safety after getting lost coming down from England’s highest mountain.

The pair phoned for help on Friday when they became disoriented in mist descending Scafell Pike.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team used the Sarloc system devised by former Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation member Russ Hore to pinpoint their position on Allen Crags above Esk Hause.

The software sends a link to the lost walkers’ smartphone which, when clicked, sends their co-ordinates to rescuers.

Team members were called out about 8.40pm.

A Keswick team spokesperson said: “A few team members went up to guide the lost walkers down, returning at 1.25 am.”

The rescue involved seven Keswick MRT members and lasted almost 3½ hours.

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