The pair made their way to the shelter on Esk Hause. Photo: Bill Boaden CC-BY-SA-2.0

The pair made their way to the shelter on Esk Hause. Photo: Bill Boaden CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost in deteriorating weather while on a walk up England’s highest mountain.

A woman and her teenage daughter took a wrong route while descending from Scafell Pike yesterday, Friday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.20pm. A team spokesperson said the pair found themselves in Langdale rather than heading for Borrowdale.

“They then attempted to correct the mistake, but got to Esk Hause shelter in thick mist,” the spokesperson said.

“Without a compass, they were unable to find their way back to the Grains Gill path. It became obvious that they had completely lost confidence, and with the worsening weather, four team members and a search dog went up to locate them and bring them down.”

The rescue lasted just over four hours.

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