The walkers got into difficulties on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walkers got into difficulties on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two walkers were guided to safety by rescuers after one of them got into difficulties on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team received a call at 4.30pm on Sunday to say one of the walkers was suffering from cramp and was unable to carry on.

A team spokesperson said: “The team leader made phone contact and the casualty and his friend were advised to retrace their steps back to safer ground.

“The casualty had cramp due to fatigue, combined with wet and cold weather.

“Out of precaution due to the location the team went on the fell to walk towards the pair. The casualty and his friend started to warm themselves once they started to move again. They managed to get back to the start of Striding Edge and then met the team on way their down into Grisedale and were escorted safely back down.”

The incident lasted 2½ hours and involved 15 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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