According to a report by The Daily Mail Cumbria police were alerted after receiving a report that four people were in difficulty in Scafell Pike.
The mountain is England’s highest peak at 978 metres and is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park.
Cumbria police confirmed the men have been safely removed from the mountain. In a tweet prior to the rescue, Cumbrian police said: ‘Persons stuck on mountain, after taking cannabis. Having to deploy M’tain Rescue, Air support and Ambulance to rescue them.’
Social media commentators were highly critical of the four men for seemingly taken drugs while on top of a mountain.
Keith Lund wrote on Facebook: ‘Leave them on the mountains they don’t deserve to be rescued by people who are volunteers. Leaving family and friends to put themselves at risk to save incompetent idiot.’
Michael Inman wrote: ‘Hope there’s a police officer waiting at the bottom for when they get down.’
It is understood a helicopter was used to help locate the men.