Police have named the woman who died in a fall on Scafell yesterday.
Wasdale MRT members in action on an earlier rescue
She was Clare Wright, 49, from the Birmingham area. She fell from Shamrock Crag, near Lord’s Rake, while walking with a companion who was injured when he went to try to help her.
A spokesman for Cumbria Constabulary said: “Relatives and the next-of-kin have all been informed.”
A team of 20 from Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team went to the walkers’ aid. A helicopter from RAF Leconfield in East Yorkshire flew them both to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, but the woman was pronounced dead.