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What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

'Lucky' lost walkers rescued as avalanches hit Skiddaw

A group of young people lost on a Lake District mountain were lucky to escape an avalanche. Since the three were rescued near snow debris on Skidda...

Lake District walker airlifted to hospital after injury on Ullswater path

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path, injuring his back and ribs. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly bef...

'Friendly priest' rescued after getting stuck on Catstye Cam without crampons and axe

A man was rescued from an icy Lake District peak after getting stuck on steep snowy ground. The walker, described by rescuers as ‘a very friendly...

Team in 'life and death' search to rescue Peak District walker lost in blizzard

A walker lost in a blizzard on the Pennine moors was rescued in a ‘life and death’ operation lasting six hours.

Earlier nightfall catches out Helvellyn walkers rescued from Swirral Edge

Rescuers pledged to try harder to educate hillgoers about earlier nights after a pair of walkers had to be rescued from England’s third highest mountain.

Mountain biker with injured leg fourth callout for Calder Valley rescue team

An injured mountain biker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken leg in remote woods in the South Pennines.

Yorkshire Dales caver rescued after dislocating knee on hillside near Long Churn

A woman was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after injuring herself on a caving trip. The 21-year-old dislocated her knew near Long Churn Ca...

North Pennines walker injured after falling 60ft into Hareshaw Linn gorge

A walker was rescued after falling 60ft into a gorge in the North Pennines. The woman slipped off the footpath leading into Hareshaw Linn from Bell...

Injured Lake District walker rescued after falling on Arthur's Pike

A walker was rescued after injuring her ankle in a fall on a Lake District fell. The woman, from Penrith, was walking up to Arthur’s Pike, overlo...

Pen-y-ghent walker rescued after slip in winter conditions leads to injury

A walker was rescued from one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks after she injured herself in a slip. Rescuers said Pen-y-ghent, where the incident happe...

Thirlmere island 'castaways' rescued after group's boat springs a leak

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out sh...

Pennine walker rescued after injuring herself in Hardcastle Crags fall

A walker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall in South Pennines woodland. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was called o...

Four-year-old child among group rescued from Skiddaw after night falls

A four-year-old child was among a group who had to be rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting caught out by the dark.

Civilian rescue helicopter crews clock up 500th rescue with Tryfan airlift

The UK’s civilian rescue helicopter service has reached a milestone with its 500th operation. The Coastguard’s Caernarfon-based aircraft rescue...

Injured Borrowdale climber and five stuck on Black Crag rescued in night operation

An injured climber was rescued and five others who were stuck were brought to safety in a night operation lasting almost four hours on a Borrowdale crag.

WATCH dramatic rescue of Fairhead climber stuck in force-nine gale

A climber was rescued after getting stuck on a sea-cliff in a force-nine gale. Two Coastguard rescue teams, the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter and...

Exhausted Yorkshire Dales caver rescued in five-hour operation on Leck Fell

A caver was rescued from a Yorkshire Dales pothole in a five-hour operation. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was helped by six other cav...

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