10 hour mountain rescue operation

Members of the Wasdale Mountain rescue team undertook a 10 rescue operation to rescue four young men who became stuck on Scafell Pike in the Lake District.

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4 young walkers had to be rescued last night after getting stuck on the Lake District fells. The group phoned 999 as it got dark after getting lost whilst descending Scafell Pike in poor visibility.

The group were found in the early hours and it took 14 members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team 10 hours to get them safely off the fells.

Four rescued in ten hour ordeal

Four young walkers had to be rescued from the Lake District fells after they got stuck on a crag on Scafell Pike.

They came down the wrong way and got stuck in a notorious black spot called Piers Ghyll. In poor visibility and extremely slippery conditions the group of men decided to call 999 and 14 members of Wasdale Mountain rescue embarked on a rescue operation that lasted 10 hours.

After finding the group in the early hours of Wednesday 14th November they used ropes to get the group back down to Wasdale Head. the operation finished at 07.30.

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