The walker said he was heading for Crinkle Crags

The walker said he was heading for Crinkle Crags

A lost walker turned up safe but cold after a major overnight search on the Lakeland fells lasting more than 12 hours.

The man was reported overdue after failing to return from a walk in Great Langdale yesterday.

He told his wife and friends he was taking a route over Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags but failed to return when expected and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.10pm on Saturday.

Ten volunteers from the team were joined RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Team and by three members of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, but the overnight search failed to find the missing walker.

A Langdale Ambleside MRT spokesperson said: “It was long, cold, wet and windy night which made for very challenging conditions for team members.”

Team members were reassembling this morning, along with six extra colleagues and members of Kendal MRT when police informed them the missing walker had turned up in Borrowdale, 10km (six miles) north of Crinkle Crags, and rung them.

The man was unhurt but cold and wet.

It was the Langdale team’s 105th callout of the year.

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