"They won't make the same mistake again," say mountain rescuers called out to pluck three 'intrepid explorers' from Jack's Rake (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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"They won't make the same mistake again," say mountain rescuers called out to pluck three 'intrepid explorers' from Jack's Rake
4:59pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
MOUNTAIN rescuers were called out when three ‘intrepid explorers’ got lost on Great Langdale without a map or torch.
The team, from Langdale and Ambleside, were called out to Pavey Ark, Jack’s Rake, at almost 9pm last night, after reports three people were unable to find their way down.
“Three intrepid explorers went exploring, at 4pm, but without a map or torch,” explained a member of the team.
“So when it went dark they had to stop exploring because there was nothing to see - including the way down.
“We went and showed them the way. I hope they won't make the same mistake again.”
The incident took seven team members four hours.
They have since issued a warning to walkers to go out equipped with torches and maps.
“What ever time of year, always carry a torch. You never know when or why you may be delayed,” continued the spokesman. “When it goes dark in the hills, it usually goes very dark.
“There's little ambient light unless you are lucky to be out when there is a good moon and little cloud.”
They also urged walkers to carry a spare set of batteries and to consider a head torch over a hand-held one.
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