The Team received a call-out from Cumbria Police to assist with a major road accident on the Kirkstone Pass. After evacuating the man who had fallen from Helvellyn, fifteen team members went to assist at this incident, and were joined by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.
Hillgoers urged to be prepared for winter conditions
Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently. Winter conditions prevail on all the district’s mountains, with more snow and freezing weather forecast over the next few days. Teams in the area have been called out more than 30 times already this year. These have included searches for lost and missing walkers, minor injuries and major incidents. Three of the Lake District’s 12 teams dealt with 18 of the callouts.