Mountain rescue called to carry tired dog ‘Rocky’ down Scafell Pike

“Having already had a very busy day with multiple callouts the Langdale Ambleside team passed it to Keswick as it was on the edge of our patch. Keswick team members approached from Seathwaite Farm and climbed towards Esk Hause via Grains Gill,” the statement said.

“Meantime the casualty owners, who were starting to feel the cold, were encouraged to try to descend towards the Keswick Team.

“The Keswick team met the casualty and owners high up Grains Gill. The casualty was made comfortable in a ‘cas bag’ on the stretcher and sledged/carried back to Seathwaite Farm,” the team said.

‘Positively regal’

“Despite being quite a large dog at 33 kg it was a joy to carry such a relatively lightweight casualty. The casualty remained cool, calm and positively regal throughout.”

They added that both the casualty and owners were given a lift to Keswick Team Base where other members of their party collected them. It was the team’s forty-second mission of 2023 and the rescue took four hours and eighteen minutes.

The spokesman for the team said that dog rescues were far less common than callouts to help injured humans.

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