The man got stuck on Greenhow End, above Deepdale. Photo: Jim Barton CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man got stuck on Greenhow End, above Deepdale. Photo: Jim Barton CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man had to be rescued after getting stuck on a scrambling route in the Lake District.

The man was following a magazine article and using a guidebook on the route up Greenhow End on Fairfield today when he got into trouble.

After finding himself unable to go either up or down, he made a 999 call and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm.

The team said it also requested extra help from Penrith Mountain Rescue Team and an RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter that was in the area.

A Patterdale team spokesperson said: “The crew of the Sea King was able to winch the gentleman onto the aircraft and return him to Patterdale mountain rescue base.

“Many of the scrambling routes still have some snow on them and many haven’t been used all winter and are covered in loose stone and debris.

“This incident was concluded very quickly with a happy outcome due to the combined efforts of all involved.”

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