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Two "lost" women rescued from Scafell Pike

The rescue teams making their way to Scafell Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Two women have been rescued from Scafell Pike in Cumbria after they became separated from their walking group.

A married couple were walking up the mountain with their sister and two sons when the group split into two at around 5pm last night (15th July).

The husband and two sons headed for the summit via Mickledore whilst the wife and sister, decided to take the easier route to the summit via Lingmell Col.

The ladies then failed to appear at the summit and a call was made from the husband to the emergency services at 10.30pm.

The missing pair were then contacted via a team leader at Wasdale Mountain Rescue and it was found that they were fit and well.

The decision was then made to wait until morning before calling out the recue team as the ladies could not give sufficient information for the rescuers to locate them.

The two ladies were then found on the southern slopes of Slight Side at 8.45am this morning (16th July).

The couple had reached the summit but then made a navigational error and walked down into Eskdale, before stopping when they reached steep ground.

Both ladies were uninjured.

Rescuers make their way up hill Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team would like to remind people to take sufficient clothing, equipment and food for emergency situations and also advise people to keep together, especially in groups with limited navigation skills.