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Welsh emphasis in plan to safeguard Snowdon, Britain’s most popular mountain Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:22:15
It’s the most popular mountain in Britain and is visited by more than half a million people each year.

Most Anglophones will know it as Snowdon – but get used to calling Wales’s highest peak by its Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa

Patterdale team rescues climber stuck in wintry conditions on scramble route Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:01:54
Rescuers in the Lake District had an early morning callout to aid a climber who got stuck on a scrambling route on a fellside.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 5.40am on Tuesday when the 20-year-old became cragfast in Kilnshaw Chimney on the flanks of Red Screes

Buxton rescuers undertake special snowstorm delivery: a new-born lamb Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:02:20
Mountain rescuers unexpectedly turned veterinary midwives during a callout as blizzards swept their area.

Buxton team members were asked to check on the wellbeing of an elderly farmer and ended up helping deliver a new addition to the livestock

Hypothermic cyclist among those helped as Calder Valley team goes on snow patrol Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:38:22
A hypothermic mountain biker and a coach-load of stranded passengers on a high Pennine road were among numerous people helped by a rescue team over the weekend.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team in West Yorkshire dealt with 10 separate incidents as the second instalment of the Beast from the East hit the area

Rescuers voice concerns after two further incidents on wintry Lakeland mountains Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:17:52
Rescuers were called out to two incidents where outdoor enthusiasts were injured in falls on wintry Lake District mountains.

A skier fell a long distance on Helvellyn on Sunday and a winter climber was seriously injured in a 650ft fall on Great End in the Scafell range the same day

Man dies in 200ft fall from Helvellyn in snow and icy conditions Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:34:13
A man has died after falling more than 200ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers were quickly at the scene on Helvellyn yesterday but were unable to save the man, who hit rocks during his fall from the path from the summit to Swirls, near Browncove Crags

Outdoors fans urged to take 5km challenge to help reinstate flood-hit Lakeland path Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:51:18
A charity is asking outdoor enthusiasts to get active to help it raise funds to reinstate a Lake District route that was severely damaged by floods.

The Lake District Foundation wants members of the public to complete a 5km trip and donate £5 to the appeal to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path

New Mend Our Mountains campaign gets underway with Peak District walk Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:19:19
A group of walkers took to the Peak District hills to help kick off an ambitious appeal to raise £1m to improve some of Britain’s most popular paths.

Cash raised by the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign will be used to repair and maintain rights of way in some of Britain’s national parks

Blown-over trees halt rescuers’ vehicle at Thirlmere incident Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:21:43
Rescuers’ progress was halted by trees blown down by the Beast from the East in a Lake District forest.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team had to make their way on foot to an injured walker when they found their vehicle's way blocked by several large trees at Thirlmere

Walker suffers multiple injuries in Helvellyn fall Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:43:42
A walker suffered numerous injuries after she slipped and tumbled 50ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers warned that the Lake District fell tops are still in winter condition, with patches of hard, slippery snow

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