The rescue scene on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two walkers and their dog were rescued from a ridge on Blencathra after getting stuck.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.30am on Thursday when the pair called 999 from Sharp Edge.

The two 19-year-olds became cragfast while attempting the ascent of the grade-one scramble with their dog.

A team member said: “Despite it being a reasonable day – not raining – they found themselves unable to move up or down on the extremely greasy, slippery, slabby rock.”

Five team members left the rescue base and joined four more colleagues who made their own way to Mousthwaite Comb, from where they all made their way up on to the edge.

A team member with the rescued dog. Photo: Keswick MRT

A team member with the rescued dog. Photo: Keswick MRT

The spokesperson said: “One team member climbed with a rope along the ridge adding protection along the way then fixing the far end close to the casualties, thus forming a safety line along which other team members could climb in safety.

“The casualties were harnessed up and given helmets then with the protection of the fixed line were able to move assisted along the slippery slabs of the ridge back down to a safe path.

“The dog was fortunately already wearing a harness which allowed it to be clipped on and protected too.”

The rescue involved 11 volunteers from Keswick MRT and lasted almost 4¼ hours.

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