Fifteen members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called out this morning to help a man suffering from exposure to the cold.
The call came in at about 8.45am that the man had tried and failed to find the Priest Hole for a Christmas Eve wild camp.
He instead took shelter beneath a large boulder for the night and woke up this morning with cold feet and unable to walk.
It took six hours for the volunteers to stretcher the man down to the valley bottom.
The team said on Facebook: “Although the team are usually happy to go out, whatever the time, day or night and whatever the weather, after such an awful year, there are occasions when we would far rather be at home spending time with our families and loved ones.”