The walker became exhausted on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walker became exhausted on Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers in the Lake District have emphasised the need for hill-goers to prepare for their trips, after a walker became exhausted on Helvellyn.

Police alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team about 5.20pm on Monday to a report of the walker in difficulty on Striding Edge.

A team spokesperson said: “The reporting person was contacted by mobile phone and, after an initial assessment, they were encouraged to make their way slowly down with the exhausted walker.

“Meanwhile, a small party of team members ascended to meet them. The casualty was examined and provided with additional food and drink before they completed the descent to the valley.”

Rescuers met the descending walkers. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescuers met the descending walkers. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Six Patterdale MRT volunteers were involved in the incident for two hours.

The spokesperson said: “The team would like to remind parties taking to the fells over the Easter period of the importance of making adequate preparations for their trip. Advice can be found at AdventureSmart UK.”

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