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Adventurer Zac Poulton joins Lake District felltop assessors team for winter

A top adventurer and Everest summiteer has joined the team that will provide safety information for winter hillwalkers in the Lake District.

02 October 2017

Man dies and another seriously hurt in two 650ft Striding Edge falls in two days

A man has died and another was seriously injured in two incidents on successive days on Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

28 August 2017

Wasdale team risks being swept away in swollen stream during Scafell Pike rescue

Mountain rescuers risked being swept away in torrential mountain stream when they were called out to help a family group on the slopes of England’s highest mountain.

07 August 2017

John Muir Trust agrees to take over Helvellyn from national park

Conservation charity the John Muir Trust is in line to take over management of England’s third highest mountain.

23 June 2017

Injured walker rescued after Patterdale team alerted while manning display trailer

A Lake District rescue team was called out to an injured man on a fell after being alerted during its Easter public event.

15 April 2017

Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

01 December 2016

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.

31 October 2016

Drunk man abuses rescuers after five-hour night operation on Helvellyn's slopes

Rescuers had to contend with an abusive drunk casualty who was found near England’s third-highest mountain in a five-hour night-time operation.

19 August 2016

Helvellyn camper with sickle cell anaemia stretchered from fell after falling ill

A teenager was rescued after falling ill while camping on the Lake District fells. The girl, who has sickle cell anaemia, was camping in Keppel Cov...

29 July 2016

Blencathra rescue follows Helvellyn callout for Keswick team

A man was rescued from Helvellyn and a woman brought to safety after getting stuck on Blencathra on Wednesday.

07 September 2017

'I was going through the air with eyes closed' – walker recalls Striding Edge fall

A walker who blacked out and fell 30ft while traversing Striding Edge on England’s third-highest mountain has recalled her ordeal.

11 August 2017

Three teams in operation to bring hypothermic Helvellyn walkers to safety

Three mountain rescue teams were called out to bring a group of walkers to safety from England’s third-highest mountain after they were discovered suffering from hypothermia on its summit.

06 August 2017

Helvellyn walker suffers multiple injuries in fall from Striding Edge

A walker suffered multiple injuries in a fall from Striding Edge on Helvellyn. The woman fell 30ft from the ridge on England's third-highest mounta...

07 May 2017

Meet the men who climb a Lake District mountain every winter day – for your safety

As thoughts turn to turkey and mince pies with the approach of Christmas, spare a thought for the man who will be pulling on his boots on Christmas Day to make the ascent of England’s third highest mountain, no matter what the weather.

10 December 2016

Walkers raise £1,500 for mountain rescue with night traverse of Striding Edge

A group of intrepid walkers took to a notorious Lake District ridge by night to raise cash for mountain rescue.

06 November 2016

Wanted: intrepid hillwalkers willing to tackle Striding Edge by torchlight

It’s a classic Lakeland ridge that’s on the to-do list of many hillwalkers. Striding Edge’s grade-one scramble leading to England’s third-h...

07 October 2016

Rescue helicopter called in to airlift injured Striding Edge walker with diabetes

A rescue helicopter was called in to airlift an injured walker from a Lake District fell after her condition deteriorated as she was being stretchered to safety.

06 August 2016

Rescuers brave lightning to reach Helvellyn walker who fell from Striding Edge

Rescuers had to brave lightning and thunderstorms during a five-hour operation to help a walker who fell from a ridge on England’s third-highest mountain.

08 June 2016

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