Helvellyn's mountain men

Two Cumbrian men are beginning a daily climb up Helvellyn to record weather conditions for the millions of walkers who use the Weatherline website.

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Busy winter ahead for Cumbria's mountain men

Climbing Helvellyn, or any other mountain in the lake district, is not an easy task but imagine having to do it every day.

Well that's the task facing two men who's job it is to climb the fell every day for the next few months to record weather conditions.

As Fiona Marley Paterson reports - it's an essential part of keeping walkers and climbers safe over the winter.

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Mountain men's weather reports 'much used and valued'

Two men who climb Helvellyn to record weather conditions are providing a 'vital' service for those climbing and walking in the area.

Jon Bennett and Jason Taylor will make the trip everyday from December to Easter.

About 15 million people read their reports on the Weatherline website.

Head of Lake District National Park visitor services Adam Thomas said their reports were vital:

“We can’t over estimate its value. We have some of the world’s most spectacular mountains and keeping those venturing on them as safe as possible is paramount. For our communities and farmers, it’s also a much used and valued service. Assessors’ reports are combined with Met Office mountain forecasts to give the fullest possible picture. We get incredible feedback from grateful users, especially those looking for great days out in breathtakingly beautiful places."

– Adam Thomas, Head of Lake District National Park visitor services

For more information on how to stay safe in the fells visit the Weatherline website.

Cumbrians begin daily mountain climb

Two Cumbrian men are set to climb Helvellyn every day to record the weather conditions.

Jon Bennett and Jason Taylor are going to do it everyday from December to Easter, including Christmas Day.

800,000 climbers and walkers used their reports last year to help them plan their trips to the Lakes.

Mountain men begin daily weather climb

Jon Bennett (front) and Jason Taylor (back) will climb Helvellyn everyday until Easter Credit: ITV News

Jon Bennett and Jason Taylor set off today for their first daily climb up Helvellyn to record weather conditions.

From now until Easter, including Christmas Day, they will produce reports for the Weatherline website which were read by over 800,000 climbers and walkers last year.

Busy winter ahead for two intrepid Cumbrians

Two Cumbrian men are beginning a daily climb up Helvellyn to record weather conditions.

Their reports on the Weatherline website were viewed by over 500,000 people on 9 December.

Helvellyn is 950 meters or 3117 ft high. It's the third highest peak in the country.

Jon Bennett and Jason Taylor are going to do it everyday from December to Easter, including Christmas Day.

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