Climbers Need To Be Rescued After Getting Too Stoned To Get Down From Mountain

Four climbers had to call mountain rescue after getting so stoned they couldn't get back down.

The group managed to successfully climb to the top of Scarfell Pike in the Lake District, which stands at an impressive 3,209ft.

However, it appears that they celebrated their successful ascent with a few spliffs and found themselves too 'incapacitated' to get back down so called the police to ask for help.

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I mean, I'm assuming they climbed up and then started smoked, I can't imagine they would have managed to climb the highest peak in England while stoned, but what do I know?

Cumbria Police force tweeted about the bizarre incident, which happened yesterday at around 6.30pm, and confirmed that mountain rescue and air ambulances had been dispatched to the scene.

The group were eventually brought safely back down at 9.45pm.

People were quick to blast the climbers on social media, saying they should be 'fined', 'named and shamed' or 'billed' for the cost of the ambulances.

Others thought the whole thing was a bit of a joke, with one person replying: "Just send a Toffee Crisp' with another adding: "And Monster Munch." While someone else asked: "How high are they?"

North Cumbria Superintendent, Justin Bibby told The Telegraph: "Mountain safety is your responsibility, bring the right equipment and food, and know how to use it. Our priority is your safety.

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"The mountain rescue team had a particularly busy day yesterday dealing with this incident.

"They are volunteers, they do an amazing job and are always there to assist those who get into difficulty.

"Taking alcohol or any other substance that could impair your judgement significantly increases your risk of getting into trouble. It has no place on a mountain."

Sources: Twitter; The Telegraph

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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