The couple initially got stuck on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The couple initially got stuck on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A couple were rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after originally getting stuck on a scrambling route.

The pair called for help from Helvellyn after they got into difficulties on Striding Edge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the walkers’ aid, said: “By the time the team made contact they had managed to get on the Helvellyn plateau.

“It had gone dark by then and the couple were not confident navigating themselves off the mountain.”

Seven team members set off in two Land Rovers and then made their way onto the mountain and collected the stranded couple.

The team said: “They were escorted back down the valley and given a lift back to Glenridding in the Land Rover.”

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