Rescue team members at the site of the incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescue team members at the site of the incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

A father and son were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground on a Lake District hillside.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident on Carrock Fell about 6.15pm on Thursday.

The pair had attempted to ascend via a direct route up the steep face of the fell, which is covered in bracken and scree, and became cragfast.

A team spokesperson said: “Thursdays are practice nights for the team and the planned activity this evening was a crag pick-off so the callout was timely and appropriate.

“A small team attended and made their way up to the pair who were located on a ledge below the steep rock of the upper part of Carrock. After building rock anchors the two were lowered off to less steep ground where they were short-roped the rest of the way down.”

The rescue lasted just over two hours and involved 13 Keswick MRT volunteers

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