helvellyn

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

Sixth Helvellyn death this year as Swirral Edge walker dies of heart attack

Rescuers have released more details of the incident in which a man died on England’s third highest mountain.

25 October 2015

Experienced climber Martin Harris broke neck in Striding Edge fall, inquest told

An experienced mountaineer stumbled on a notorious Lake District peak and plunged 300 feet to his death, an inquest was told.

05 October 2015

Race team urges walkers to hit the hills to see the Lakes Sky Ultra race action

Organisers of the inaugural Lakes Sky Ultra race are encouraging spectators to hit the hills to see competitors tackle the course.

31 August 2015

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after leg injury in Swirral Edge slip

Rescuers were called to a mountain ridge for the second time in three days to deal with an injured walker.

15 August 2015

Stewart Armstrong named as Helvellyn walker who died in fall from Striding Edge

Police have named the man who died in a fall from Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Stewart Armstrong of County Durham died after falling on Saturday des...

24 June 2015

Keswick team rescues man from Bassenthwaite Lake after pair's drinking session

Rescuers have warned outdoor fans not to mix alcohol and water after they were called to help a man stranded on a lake after a drinking session.

16 June 2015

Helvellyn walker dies in 300ft fall from Striding Edge

A walker has died after falling more than 300ft on England’s third-highest mountain. The 75-year-old man fell about 100m from Striding Edge on He...

22 April 2015

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

Walker airlifted from Helvellyn slopes after dislocating shoulder

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after dislocating her shoulder in a fall. The 52-year-old woman was near the summit of Helvellyn w...

29 October 2015

Helvellyn walker dies after collapsing on Swirral Edge

A man has died after collapsing on a Lake District ridge. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out this morning to Swirral Edge on Helvellyn,...

24 October 2015

Rescuers called out to help pair reported to be stuck on Striding Edge

Rescuers were called out to help two walkers who were reported to be stuck on a Lake District ridge. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by...

30 September 2015

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

30 August 2015

Two teams in six-hour rescue after Helvellyn walker falls from Swirral Edge

A woman was rescued in a six-hour operation after she suffered head injuries in a fall from England’s third-highest mountain.

12 August 2015

Helvellyn walker dies after fall from Striding Edge, despite son's efforts to revive him

A man has died after falling from England’s third highest mountain. The walker was on Helvellyn with his son when he fell from Striding Edge on S...

20 June 2015

Woman airlifted from Helvellyn after suffering head injuries in fall

A woman was airlifted from England’s third highest mountain after falling and injuring herself. The 28-year-old from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwi...

25 May 2015

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

01 April 2015

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