Wanted: intrepid hillwalkers willing to tackle Striding Edge by torchlight

It’s a classic Lakeland ridge that’s on the to-do list of many hillwalkers. Striding Edge’s grade-one scramble leading to England’s third-h...

07 October 2016

Rescue helicopter called in to airlift injured Striding Edge walker with diabetes

A rescue helicopter was called in to airlift an injured walker from a Lake District fell after her condition deteriorated as she was being stretchered to safety.

06 August 2016

Rescuers brave lightning to reach Helvellyn walker who fell from Striding Edge

Rescuers had to brave lightning and thunderstorms during a five-hour operation to help a walker who fell from a ridge on England’s third-highest mountain.

08 June 2016

Walker interviewed by police after Helvellyn rescue

Rescuers said a walker was interviewed by police after being stretchered from a Lake District fell. Two teams were alerted after reports of an inju...

23 March 2016

Rescuers called to injured Helvellyn walker above closed Dunmail Raise road

Rescuers were called out for the first time this year to the western slopes of Helvellyn, above a road closed when part of it was washed away by floods.

13 March 2016

Man rescued after being found 'frozen but alive' after night on Helvellyn

A man was rescued after being found ‘frozen but alive’ by a walker after spending the night on England’s third-highest mountain.

10 March 2016

Lakeland fells in full winter conditions, rescuers warn, after 15 teens reported overdue

Rescuers in the Lake District issued a warning to walkers that the area’s fells are in full winter condition and correct equipment is essential if you’re heading for the hills.

14 February 2016

Walker's Striding Edge rucksack find sparks Patterdale rescue team search

Rescuers mounted a search on England’s third highest mountain after a rucksack was found near a ridge.

31 January 2016

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

02 December 2015

Drunk man abuses rescuers after five-hour night operation on Helvellyn's slopes

Rescuers had to contend with an abusive drunk casualty who was found near England’s third-highest mountain in a five-hour night-time operation.

19 August 2016

Helvellyn camper with sickle cell anaemia stretchered from fell after falling ill

A teenager was rescued after falling ill while camping on the Lake District fells. The girl, who has sickle cell anaemia, was camping in Keppel Cov...

29 July 2016

Felltop assessor reports extended as winter returns to Lake District

The Lake District’s service to monitor mountain-top conditions has been extended due to the arrival of late snow this week.

30 March 2016

Critically injured man airlifted to hospital after 650ft Helvellyn fall

A severely injured man was airlifted from England’s third-highest mountain after falling 650ft. The 32-year-old, from the South of England, fell ...

19 March 2016

Rescuers' winter warning after 'extremely lucky' man survives Striding Edge fall

Rescuers warned the Lake District’s mountains are still in the grip of winter after being called out to England’s third-highest mountain for the second time in 24 hours.

11 March 2016

Man airlifted from Helvellyn after falling 500ft from Swirral Edge

A man was airlifted from England’s third-highest mountain after falling almost 500ft from a ridge. The 27-year-old tumbled about 150m from Swirra...

23 February 2016

Keswick rescuers called out to injured High Spy walker and man stuck on Helvellyn

A walker was airlifted to hospital after breaking her ankle on a Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Friday when the...

13 February 2016

Rescuers battle shoulder-high snowdrifts to reach injured Helvellyn snowboarder

Rescuers had to battle through shoulder-deep snow to reach a man who suffered serious spinal injuries while snowboarding on the slopes of England’s third-highest mountain.

17 January 2016

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

25 November 2015


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