Climber dies on Scafell

A climber has died in the popular walking spot of Scafell in Cumbria. Police say the man, who was walking with a companion fell around 600 feet on Lord Rake's Traverse after slipping on frozen snow and ice.

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Climber fell 600ft down Cumbrian mountain

A climber has died after falling around 600ft down Scafell mountain in Cumbria.

Two men from outside Cumbria were walking across the Lord's Rake traverse path, when one of them slipped on frozen snow and ice, falling around 200 metres.

His walking partner climbed down a short distance, before getting into difficulties and becoming stranded.

Seventeen members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team attended the scene along with an RAF search and rescue helicopter.

The stranded walker was winched to safety by the helicopter team, and helped with the recovery of his walking partner, who died as a result of his injuries.

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