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Winter warning to Lakeland walkers after man rescued from icy Nethermost Pike path

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who injured himself when he slipped on an icy path on a Lake District fell.

13 January 2018

Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents

A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales. Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Cour...

12 January 2018

Walker stretchered from Helvellyn slopes after suffering head injury

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring himself. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.35pm on Saturday whe...

05 December 2017

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

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

13 January 2018

Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend's fall that sparked huge rescue effort

One of the Lake District’s felltop assessors has revealed he was one of the two men involved in a mountain incident that prompted a massive rescue effort lasting more than eight hours.

13 December 2017

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

01 December 2017

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

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