A MOUNTAIN Rescue Team carried out their ‘most technical’ rescue of the year after a woman was left hanging onto a ledge with one arm after a fall.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called shortly after 5pm on Saturday May 18 after receiving a call that a walker had fallen onto a crag.

Two women had been walking on Black Combe, a fell in the south-west corner of the Lake District National Park, when one slipped and became stranded on a crag at the western end of the bowl.

A spokesman from the team said she was uninjured but was left hanging onto the ledge with one arm.

Her friend had made it to the top and was then able to call for help.

The woman was located through phone find and a total of 10 team members set off in the team’s two Land Rovers.

They made their way to a point above the woman and having deployed Steep Ground gear two members of the team were able to lower themselves down to her and bring her back up to safety.

Once there all walked off returning to the vehicles.

The casualty was then reunited with her friend, who had been taken to a local farmhouse.

All team members were back at base by 8.45pm.