Mountain Rescue warn walkers to be prepared
Moffat Hills used for annual Mountain Rescue event
A man who survived a 40 feet fall from a mountain in Cumbria is to embark on a 200 mile challenge to thank his rescuers
A 27-year-old man is recovering after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.
He was climbing above Red Tarn and suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured ankle. The man, from Cheshire, was airlifted to hospital.
A 27-year-old man had to be rescued after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.
The man had fallen while climbing on the head wall of Helvellyn above Red Tarn and sustained a dislocated shoulder and a fractured ankle.
He was treated at scene by Paterdale Mountain Rescue Team and Great North Air Ambulance Service paramedic before being air lifted.
the team also attended a rescue involving a father and son who had fallen while descending an icy path.
Both were treated for leg injuries and airlifted from the scene by a Navy Sea King helicopter.
The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team is marking its 60th anniversary this week.
The group was originally formed to ease the pressure on the Keswick team, which had become overworked. Six decades on, the Cockermouth volunteers have attended an estimated 1,000 call-outs.
Its workload has increased in recent years due to the surge in popularity of hill walking and climbing. It currently has around forty members and is funded by voluntary contributions.
An eighteen year old is recovering in Hospital after being found suffering from a head injury on Watch hill near Cockermouth.
– Spokesman, Great North Air Ambulance
He had been drinking and had sustained a head injury. It was unclear how long he had been there but he was suffering from Hypothermia
4 young walkers had to be rescued last night after getting stuck on the Lake District fells. The group phoned 999 as it got dark after getting lost whilst descending Scafell Pike in poor visibility.
The group were found in the early hours and it took 14 members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team 10 hours to get them safely off the fells.
Four young walkers had to be rescued from the Lake District fells after they got stuck on a crag on Scafell Pike.
They came down the wrong way and got stuck in a notorious black spot called Piers Ghyll. In poor visibility and extremely slippery conditions the group of men decided to call 999 and 14 members of Wasdale Mountain rescue embarked on a rescue operation that lasted 10 hours.
After finding the group in the early hours of Wednesday 14th November they used ropes to get the group back down to Wasdale Head. the operation finished at 07.30.
Now the nights are getting darker earlier, mountain rescue are warning people to take extra precautions when out on the fells.
Mike Park from Cockermouth mountain rescue explained that taking a few extra pieces of kit with you won't break your bank balance or over fill your rucksack but could prove vital.
With the clocks going back, Mountain rescue teams are warning walkers to make sure they don't get caught out. Those taking to the hills are being urged to have all the usual clothing and equipment, as well as making sure they carry a torch and leave enough time to get down whilst still light