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70 year old Woman falls 300ft

Keswick Mountain Rescue Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue

A 70-year-old woman fell around 300ft at Mousthwaite Combe, Blencathra, suffering serious shoulder injuries.

A member of the public alerted Keswick Mountain Rescue services of a woman who had fallen close to a Scales Fell path at around 13.50 on Wednesday 5 August.

Rescue services responded immediately sending a vehicle to search the area.

The German tourist fell 300ft through the steep bracken, landing in a gully.

The operation took 2 hours and 23 minutes and 11 rescue team members.

The woman was stretchered down through chest high bracken to the air ambulance.


Joss Naylor encourages Tim Mosedale

Cumbrian fell running legend Joss Naylor put on his trainers this morning to meet Tim Mosedale as he ran through Wasdale on his epic extreme triathlon.

Joss Naylor, who lives in Wasdale, came out to cheer Tim along. Credit: ITV News Border

Tim, a Cumbrian climber who leads expeditions on Everest, has raised over £5,500 for the rehabilitation of Nepal with his challenge.

He's still running in the Lakeland fells, attempting to do a Bob Graham round after cycling the Fred Whitton route over all the Lakeland passes, swimming the length of Derwent Water and back.

The cycle ride is one of the toughest in the UK: 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes including Honister, Wrynose and Kirkstone.

The swim is 4.5Km each way in open water, while the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon starting and ending at Keswick's Moot Hall.

It's taking him a little longer than the 48 hours he'd hoped for but he's still on target to finish.

Tim Mosedale and (2nd right, red jacket) on Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Border

Woman hit by car in Keswick

Credit: GNAAS

A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital this morning after being hit by a car in Keswick.

The Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter was dispatched and on arriving at the scene the aircrew medical team treated a woman for head and arm injuries.

She was then transported to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. Her injuries are described as non life-threatening.

Cumbrian climber attempts extreme triathlon for Nepal

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal Credit: Tim Mosedale

A Cumbrian climber who was leading an expedition on Everest when the earthquakes hit Nepal in April is training to complete 3 extreme sports challenges in the Lake District back to back to raise money for the rebuilding of the country.

Tim Mosedale is training for 50 days to attempt to swim Derwent Water and back, cycle the Fred Whitton route then run the Bob Graham Round in 48 hours, an extreme triathlon.

The swim is 4.5Km each way, the cycle is a grueling 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes and the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon taking in 42 peaks and 27,000ft ascent and descent.

Tim will attempt to cycle the Fred Whitton route. Credit: Tim Mosedale


100 rowers come to Derwent Water

Derwent Water near Keswick may have hosted more sliding-seat rowers than ever before as crews from Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club visited Lakeland Rowing club for the weekend.

Around 100 crew members joined the 25-member-strong Cumbrian club for a training weekend.

Lakeland Rowing Club hosted 100 rowers on Derwent Water Credit: Lakeland Rowing Club

Lakeland Rowing Club was formed in 2007 and is the only rowing club in the Lake District.

It only has a handful of boats but it's beginning to attract interest from other clubs, who want to train in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, which means rowing crews are becoming a more frequent sight on the lake.

This weekend was it's largest training camp to date with over 20 boats and 100 members, who also enjoyed watching the Oxford-Cambridge Boat race on TV together.

Rowers from Chester-le-Street trained with Lakeland Rowing Club Credit: ITV News Border
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