A man celebrating his 78th birthday had to call out Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after getting disorientated in cloud.
The man was near the summit of Blencathra when he called for help at around 4pm on Thursday.
The team used Phonefind to pinpoint his location and with the aid of his compass directed him to an exit path off the summit.
A spokesman added: “However with intermittent phone reception and with fading light the team felt it prudent to send out a small team to meet him on his descent.
“It turned out it was the man’s 78th birthday and he had treated himself to a walk up the mountain.
“After wishing him a happy birthday he was accompanied down to the car park.”
Six team members were out for two hours and 42 minutes.