The walkers were located near Lingmell Col. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walkers were located near Lingmell Col. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A father and son were rescued after getting lost while descending from England’s highest mountain.

The incident happened close to the site of a similar callout for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team less than a week earlier.

The team was alerted about 9.35am on Sunday when the man and his teenage son became disoriented after summiting Scafell Pike in reduced visibility and strong winds.

A team spokesperson said the walkers had strayed from their planned route. “When the pair came across what is thought to be the head of Piers Gill, they sensibly retraced their steps and made the call for help.”

Wasdale MRT used the PhoneFind system to locate them near Lingmell Col and then accompanied them back to the main tourist path and familiar ground.

The spokesperson said: “The pair were then able to make it back down to their vehicle on their own steam.”

Last Tuesday, a man and his teenage son were rescued in poor visibility near Piers Gill, an accident blackspot next to the Corridor Route on the Scafell range.

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