The women were descending towards Horton from Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The women were descending towards Horton from Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two walkers called for help after getting lost as midnight approached while they were tackling a Yorkshire Dales challenge route.

The women, aged 26 and 36, reported they were exhausted on the descent from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 11.25pm on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “A small team of CRO members made a rapid search of the suspected area, soon found the ‘missing’ pair and accompanied them, painfully slowly, to a member’s car, waiting near the walking route.”

Earlier in the day, the team was called out to Kingsdale where a caver got stuck underground.

Two cavers went down into Simpson’s Pot, on a trip to Valley Entrance, pulling their ropes through as they progressed.

One of them, a 59-year-old man was unable to pass a narrow section at the bottom of Slit Pot. The team spokesperson said he was unaware of, or unable to climb up to an alternative way along the route.

“He remained there, while his companion went out for help,” the spokesperson said. “A CRO team went in from Valley Entrance, climbed above the caver and helped him to bypass the constriction en route to Valley Entrance.”

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