The Keswick team is repeatedly called out to walkers stuck on Barf. Photo: Ann Bowker

The Keswick team is repeatedly called out to walkers stuck on Barf. Photo: Ann Bowker

Mountain rescuers were called out to one of their area’s incident blackspots after two walkers got stuck on steep ground.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.50pm today when two young women became cragfast on Barf.

A team spokesperson said: “Two young ladies staying at a local campsite decided to tackle the path up the front of Barf.

“Having passed The Bishop they became cragfast at the foot of Slape Crag – a frequent sticking point for the unwary.

“A team member living locally immediately set off to assist, and the team followed with a Land Rover, with three more members, and two members of Ogwen MRT who were visiting the base when the callout was received.

“The first member to the scene calmed things down, and was able to walk the two youngsters as far as the sheepfolds, where they met up with the other team members and they were assisted to the bottom of the crag.”

The 1½-hour rescue involved six Keswick MRT members and two from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation.

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