Man airlifted from Helvellyn after falling 500ft from Swirral Edge

A man was airlifted from England’s third-highest mountain after falling almost 500ft from a ridge. The 27-year-old tumbled about 150m from Swirra...

23 February 2016

Keswick rescuers called out to injured High Spy walker and man stuck on Helvellyn

A walker was airlifted to hospital after breaking her ankle on a Lake District fell. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Friday when the...

13 February 2016

Rescuers battle shoulder-high snowdrifts to reach injured Helvellyn snowboarder

Rescuers had to battle through shoulder-deep snow to reach a man who suffered serious spinal injuries while snowboarding on the slopes of England’s third-highest mountain.

17 January 2016

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

25 November 2015

Sixth Helvellyn death this year as Swirral Edge walker dies of heart attack

Rescuers have released more details of the incident in which a man died on England’s third highest mountain.

25 October 2015

Experienced climber Martin Harris broke neck in Striding Edge fall, inquest told

An experienced mountaineer stumbled on a notorious Lake District peak and plunged 300 feet to his death, an inquest was told.

05 October 2015

Race team urges walkers to hit the hills to see the Lakes Sky Ultra race action

Organisers of the inaugural Lakes Sky Ultra race are encouraging spectators to hit the hills to see competitors tackle the course.

31 August 2015

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after leg injury in Swirral Edge slip

Rescuers were called to a mountain ridge for the second time in three days to deal with an injured walker.

15 August 2015

Stewart Armstrong named as Helvellyn walker who died in fall from Striding Edge

Police have named the man who died in a fall from Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Stewart Armstrong of County Durham died after falling on Saturday des...

24 June 2015

Lakeland fells in full winter conditions, rescuers warn, after 15 teens reported overdue

Rescuers in the Lake District issued a warning to walkers that the area’s fells are in full winter condition and correct equipment is essential if you’re heading for the hills.

14 February 2016

Walker's Striding Edge rucksack find sparks Patterdale rescue team search

Rescuers mounted a search on England’s third highest mountain after a rucksack was found near a ridge.

31 January 2016

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

02 December 2015

Walker airlifted from Helvellyn slopes after dislocating shoulder

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after dislocating her shoulder in a fall. The 52-year-old woman was near the summit of Helvellyn w...

29 October 2015

Helvellyn walker dies after collapsing on Swirral Edge

A man has died after collapsing on a Lake District ridge. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out this morning to Swirral Edge on Helvellyn,...

24 October 2015

Rescuers called out to help pair reported to be stuck on Striding Edge

Rescuers were called out to help two walkers who were reported to be stuck on a Lake District ridge. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by...

30 September 2015

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

30 August 2015

Two teams in six-hour rescue after Helvellyn walker falls from Swirral Edge

A woman was rescued in a six-hour operation after she suffered head injuries in a fall from England’s third-highest mountain.

12 August 2015

Helvellyn walker dies after fall from Striding Edge, despite son's efforts to revive him

A man has died after falling from England’s third highest mountain. The walker was on Helvellyn with his son when he fell from Striding Edge on S...

20 June 2015


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