A FULL team of rescuers were required to work through the night to assist two walkers who had lost their way on the descent from Scafell Pike.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was immediately paged to Straight Gill above Piers Gill – an area known to have severe hazards - at 7.36pm on October 7.

It comes after the MRT received a call from Cumbria Police of two people who had mis-navigated and become crag fast on steep ground.

After a muggy ascent via Lingmell nose and Lingmell Col, the advance team got close enough to hear shouts for help.

The team of 13 were then fortunately able to make their way carefully to the walkers’ position from below and employ a rope system to secure the two walkers back to safe ground.

After being successfully rescued, the group then escorted the two walkers back to Wasdale Valley where the team returned to base to reset their vehicles at 3:12 am.

Unfortunately, as a result of minimising the risk to the crew, several hundred pounds worth of crag kit was sacrificed and left in situ.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were also on standby if further resources were required.