Thousands of tourists are expected to arrive in the Lake District this Easter weekend.
Mountain Rescue Teams are concerned many will not be prepared for the sub zero temperatures and snow drifts at higher altitudes, and have issued an avalanche warning to walkers.
Ryan Dollard has this report:
Three British climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps.
John Taylor and Steve Barber and experienced climber Roger Payne were among nine people killed on Mont Maudit, near Chamonix, on Thursday.
Two of the men – Taylor and Barber were climbing to raise money for a local hospice.
They were part of a team of 28 attempting to reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
Other climbers confirmed dead were from Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
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