A walker had to be rescued from Wasdale Screes yesterday by the mountain rescue service – after becoming crag fast.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out just after 8am yesterday to help the walker who was descending the Wasdale Screes from Whin Rigg summit.

The walker eventually came to a halt on a ledge overlooking Great Gully.

It was a complicated rescue and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called in to assist as150m of rope was fixed to gain access up steep heather and grass to a ledge above the walker.

Once above the casualty a belay was built from a number of trees and then team members lowered down to the walker's location.

The walker was lowered to the base of the gully on 100m ropes and then the fixed gear was removed before team members abseiled back down to the gully foot.

In total 18 members of the Wasdale team were involved, along with three members from Duddon and Furness' team.

A statement from Wasdale MRT added: "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."