Rescuers on the fell in blizzard conditions during the operation to find the two women. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two walkers were rescued after getting into difficulties in a blizzard on a Lake District fell.

Three rescue teams were involved in the operation to bring to safety a 74-year-old woman who got lost with her 51-year-old daughter on Greenup Edge on Thursday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.25pm when the pair called for help.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “Conditions on the fell were more akin to January than April, and just shows how one should not take the better weather for granted.

“The team sent groups from Rosthwaite and Wythburn, at the same time requesting assistance from Cockermouth and Langdale teams to boost numbers, as well as Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

“In the event, the pair were located quite swiftly by a team member above Lining Crag. They were assisted by team members down to Rosthwaite, then driven back to Keswick to catch the last bus to Grasmere.”

The rescue lasted almost five hours and involved 13 Keswick volunteers and six from Langdale Ambleside MRT.

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