Rescuers used a rope to enable the walker to descend to safer ground. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers used a rope to enable the walker to descend to safer ground. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck on steep ground.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 11am on Thursday to the site, a hotspot for callouts for the team.

A team spokesperson said: “A gentleman in his 60s rang for assistance after he became cragfast on Barf – a common occurrence, given the nature of the ground and the rock.

“The team sent a vehicle round through Whinlatter Forest, where the team were able to access the casualty site, with the aid of a team spotter who could maintain a view of the whole scene.

“The casualty was unhurt, though cold and anxious. Given his location, it was decided that he would benefit from being roped down through the steep section as far as the lower scree, from where he was assisted to walk down.”

The 2½-hour rescue involved nine volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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