The man was stuck in high winds on Mam Tor's summit. Photo: Roger Temple CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man was stuck in high winds on Mam Tor's summit. Photo: Roger Temple CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was rescued by two walkers after clinging to a trig pillar on a Peak District in high winds for an hour.

The walker called for help when he became hypothermic on the summit of Mam Tor as the hill was swept by sleet and gales this morning.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 7.55am to a person ‘stuck due to winds’ on the 517m (1,696ft) peak.

The man had travelled from Nottingham to get an early start to take pictures on the hill. An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “He left the car park at Mam Nick near Castleton in reasonable weather.

“Once on the ridge he was caught out by gale force winds and driving sleet. Having sheltered for an hour holding on to the trig point on Mam Tor, hypothermia was beginning to set in.”

The Edale team was initially unable to communicate with the man by his mobile phone by on arriving at the roadside beneath the hill the walker managed to contact the team leader to tell him two walkers had helped him from the ridge.

The spokesperson said: “He was checked out at the car park before being taken to the team base to dry off his clothes and rewarm.” It was, the spokesperson said: ‘A valuable reminder surrounding the unpredictable weather in the Peak District hills’.

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