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Mountain rescue under-go seven hour operation to save stranded walker

Walker stranded on a crag in the Lake District. Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain rescue teams in the Lake District encountered a tough operation to save a walker who was stranded on a crag.

The walker was descending Wasdale Screens from Whin Rigg summit early Monday morning before coming to a standstill on a ledge overlooking Great Gully.

PhoneFind and spotters below were used to work out their location.

It was particularly hard for Wasdale rescuers to reach the walker due to their positioning, which meant the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team was called to provide extra support.

Due to the nature of the rescue, the teams had to rig a complicated rope system to lower the walker down.

The whole operation took more than seven hours to complete, as a large amount of equipment had to be used, and 21 mountain rescue volunteers were involved.

This was a particularly long and challenging rescue in difficult ground. Unfortunately a number of bits of kit were left or written off, to be replaced."

– Wasdale Mountain Rescue

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