The rescue scene on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 12.35pm on Wednesday after a man called for help.

The team said the walker had previously made the ascent of the ridge in dry conditions, but underestimated its seriousness in the wet and became cragfast on slippery slabs.

A team spokesperson said: “A small team was dispatched from base to help him down.

“Another couple who were also attempting to climb Sharp Edge reached the crux steep section and decided it was too dangerous and reversed the ridge.

“On their return they met the stuck man. One of the couple was able to continue down the ridge to meet the team and indicate the location of the now stuck two people.

“A safety line was rigged up and after helmets and harnesses were fitted the two were safely brought down to the main path for a walk off.”

The incident lasted just over 3¾ hours and involved 11 Keswick MRT members.

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