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Rescuers: Lake District rockfall incident on Great End 'could have been fatal'

Rescuers who spent more than seven hours bringing a group to safety on a Lake District fell said someone could have died in the incident.

'Fortunate' walker, 62, survives cold night on Scafell Pike range

A walker was described by rescuers as ‘very fortunate’ after surviving a cold night on England’s highest mountain range.

Blencathra pair 'very lucky' after 65ft fall on Sharp Edge

Two walkers who fell from a Lake District mountain were described as very lucky by rescuers. One of the men fell 20m (65ft) from Sharp Edge on Blen...

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Hypothermic Scafell Pike walker improves after getting to lower ground

A walker who suffered hypothermia while tackling England’s highest mountain was told by rescuers to make her way to lower ground to get out of gale-force winds.

Twitter and Facebook groups aim to raise cash to buy Blencathra

A social media campaign to crowdsource the purchase of one of Lakeland’s best loved mountains is gathering pace.

Eight-hour night rescue for Scafell Pike walkers lost at 'remotest spot'

Two men and their dog were rescued from one of the Lake District’s remotest spots in an eight-hour operation involving two volunteer teams and an RAF helicopter.

Couple airlifted to hospital after 230ft fall down Grains Gill

A couple were airlifted to hospital after surviving a 70m fall down a snowy slope on a Lake District fell.

Injured Windy Gap speed flier airlifted after Sty Head crash

A man was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering serious injuries in a speed-flying accident.

Woman and son rescued after getting stuck in Great End gully

A woman and her son were rescued after getting into difficulties on the Scafell range. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 3.05pm on Mon...

'Take a torch' plea by rescuers after walkers get lost on Scafell Pike

Rescuers reminded walkers to pack a torch when they head for the hills, after two walkers were led to safety after getting lost on the slopes of England’s highest mountain.

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

Injured climber airlifted after fall on Helvellyn winter route

A climber was injured in a fall close to where a walker fell to his death at the weekend. The mountaineer was tackling a winter route on Browncove ...

Severely ill wild-camper among six callouts for busy Keswick rescue team

A man wild camping in the Lake District had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering severe abdominal pains.

Waterproofing brand Nikwax picks up Queen's Award for sustainability

Nikwax, the waterproofing brand, has received a top award for its ecological business practices...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes: K2 'nearly as impressive as Roseberry Topping'

With a major new book chronicling his record-breaking ascents of the world's highest mountain out soon, the Yorkshire climber gives us his thoughts on a life spent 'playing out'.

Cicerone joins Fell & Rock Climbing Club for updated Lakeland winter guide

With the return of some snow and ice to the Lakeland fells, guidebook publisher Cicerone has chosen an opportune time to issue an updated edition of a definitive guide to winter climbing in the national park.

Walker with broken ankle stretchered from Grains Gill

A walker was stretchered from a Lakeland fell after suffering a broken ankle. The 30-year-old woman fell and twisted her knee on the path leading d...


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