Two rescued from crag

Two men had to be rescued from a Lake District ravine after getting into difficulties on the Wasdale Screes.

Full report: Warning to walkers in the Lakes

A mountain rescue team in the Lake District is urging walkers to make sure they are properly prepared, after two men had to be pulled to safety from the steep slopes, known as the Screes, at Wast Water.

It took the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team several hours to free the hikers, who became trapped after mistaking the Screes as a path to the bottom of the valley.

It is the eighth rescue in eleven days for the team, who say many incidents are avoidable.

Katie Hunter reports:

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Two walkers rescued from Lake District ravine

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team members making their way down the ravine Credit: WMRT

Two men had to be rescued from a Lake District ravine after getting into difficulties on the Wasdale Screes.

The North West Air Ambulance were called out to the walkers in Great Gully, and 19 members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were sent to help with the rescue on Tuesday afternoon.

Members from the North West Air Ambulance located the walkers Credit: WMRT

The Air Ambulance team spotted the casualties on the crags, and the mountain rescue were then able to make their way down the steep ravine using a fixed rope system.

One of the men was found to have an injured wrist, and he was winched up the crag.

The other man was uninjured and was roped to safety.

Mountain rescue team members using the fixed rope system Credit: WMRT