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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Mountain Rescue warn walkers

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team Credit: ITV Border

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team are warning walkers to take extra care, after a man fell 600ft to his death on Scafell on Monday (December 10th).

High fells are still in full winter conditions and they say ice axes and crampons are essential, especially when climbing north facing gullies.

Scafell and Scafell Pike are popular Cumbrian walking spots Credit: ITV Border

They're also advising climbers to ensure they have good knowledge of the area, and that a map, torch and compass are imperative in poor conditions.

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