Rescuers at the scene of the incident above Kirkstone Pass. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescuers at the scene of the incident above Kirkstone Pass. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescuers in the Lake District had an early morning callout to aid a climber who got stuck on a scrambling route on a fellside.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 5.40am on Tuesday when the 20-year-old became cragfast in Kilnshaw Chimney on the flanks of Red Screes.

A team spokesperson said: “The team assembled above and below the stricken young man from Preston, in the chimney itself.

“A member of the team was lowered down to the chap who was then tied into the lowering system and lowered further down to safe ground.

“Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team would like to remind the outdoor community that the felltops are still in full winter condition and that ice-axes and crampons are essential kit, along with the ability to be able to use them.”

Nine volunteers from Patterdale MRT were involved in the three-hour rescue.

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