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
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
3 local Mountain Rescue teams have gathered in Moffat for their annual training exercise. The event simulates 6 walkers getting lost in the nearby hills, who have to be found and then recovered. Dozens of volunteers from Moffat, Galloway and Borders Mountain Rescue Teams are taking part.
A new base for the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team will be officially opened in Newton Stewart. Sir Malcolm Ross, the Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright will cut the ribbon in an official ceremony which will include a helicopter fly past.
A man has been rescued after falling 20ft while abseiling in a quarry in the Lake District. He suffered a broken leg in the fall at Hodge Close quarry at Coniston on Friday afternoon.
Coniston Mountain Rescue Team freed the 45 year old who was then flown to hospital in Preston by the Great North Air Ambulance. He's currently in a stable condition.