A married couple are recovering in hospital after falling 130 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn in to Brown Cove.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the couples aid after another walker watched the man fall and then the woman shortly afterwards.
"Police received a second 999 call from the woman who had fallen; she had been trying to reach her husband who was the first casualty.
At the time of the incident a number Team members had just finished training and made their way by Landrover to Kepple Cove and then on foot to the scene of the incident. A RAF Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland was dispatched and the Great North Air Ambulance was requested."
– Spokesman, Patterdale MRT
Both casualties were taken by the RAF Sea King helicopter to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
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