Keswick team members help the walkers to safety from Sty Head. Photo: Keswick MRT

Keswick team members help the walkers to safety from Sty Head. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two walkers were rescued from the Lakeland fells after getting caught out in the dark.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team members were joined by colleagues from the Wasdale team in the six-hour rescue on the Scafell Pike range early on Wednesday.

The Keswick team was called out shortly after 4am to aid the pair who were on the Corridor Route near Greta Gill.

A team spokesperson said: “A 63-year-old had come across a 75-year-old with sight difficulties at Broad Crag col, helped him to make a partial descent, and stayed with him until help arrived at the difficult step.

“Unfortunately, because of communication difficulties, a team response was not mounted until later.”

The spokesperson said two team members found the pair and a further group then joined them to help the two men slowly down towards Wasdale Head.

The spokesperson added: “On the way down, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team members met our team to continue a slow descent towards the hotel. Keswick team then stood down and made their way back to Seathwaite.”

The rescue involved eight Keswick MRT members.

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