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It's a plea mountain rescue teams make time and time again - if you're heading onto the hills this bank holiday weekend then make sure you're prepared.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue team in the Lake District had five calls last weekend including one family who called for help and then failed to notify emergency services once they'd made it to safety.
Penny Kirby explains what type of strain it put on the organisation if they are called out when someone has found their way but not informed them:
- Check the forecast - be mindful that it is about ten degrees cooler on the tops than in the valley with stronger winds and heavier rain
- Wear the right clothing and take extra
- Take and use a map and a compass
- Be aware of what time it gets dark