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Cat Bells walker recounts how ‘indigestion’ led to emergency airlift to hospital Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:50:53
A walker has told of how he was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering what he thought was a bout of indigestion.

Stephen Dunlop was actually suffering a heart attack on the summit of Cat Bells and was saved by the action of rescuers and air ambulance staff

Use newer Yorkshire Three Peaks route, team says, after pair rescued from bog Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:42:07
Rescuers have advised walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks to use a newer section of the route that avoids a notorious bog.

The Cave Rescue Organisation offered the advice after going to the aid of two men lost in Black Dub Moss between Pen-y-ghent and Birkwith

Man rescued after suffering injuries in Sharp Edge fall Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:44:18
A man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid after being alerted at 2.55pm on Wednesday

Two walkers rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck on wintry crags Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:17:21
Two walkers were rescued from Blencathra after getting stuck in wintry conditions on steep ground.

Passers-by alerted police on Sunday when they heard the pair shouting for help from Tarn Crags above Scales Tarn

Friends of Lake District launches campaign for ‘under siege’ national park Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:07:09
The charity that played a part in the setting up of a national park in the Lake District has thrown its weight behind calls to protect it from developments it says threaten its character.

The Friends of Lake District says it has set up its Save Our Lake District campaign in the face of numerous recent controversial plans and decisions

Collapsed Spine Race runner stretchered from remote Border Ridge hill Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:12:16
A competitor in the Montane Spine Race was stretchered from a remote hill after collapsing.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and colleagues from the North of Tyne team were called out on Saturday at the request of Northumbria Police

Injured Helvellyn walker airlifted from mountain after fall from Striding Edge Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:43:49
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District ridge after suffering injuries in a fall.

A Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service team from RAF Leeming went to the aid of the injured walker, who fell about 8m from Striding Edge on Saturday and landed awkwardly on a boulder

Record-breaking climber Nims Purja is star speaker at February Fort William festival Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:45:10
A mountaineer who summited all 14 of the world’s highest peaks in record time is the star speaker at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha special forces member, completed the ascent of the 8,000m mountains in less than seven months – a feat that more commonly takes seven years.

Woman fined £2,000 for damaging healthy tree in Yorkshire Dales village Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:14:18
Magistrates have fined a woman £2,000 for severely cutting back a healthy tree in a national park conservation area.

Margaret Taylor of High Laning caravan and campsite in Dent, Cumbria, will also have pay the £1,322.50 legal costs of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority plus a surcharge of £170

Fastest Briton Sabrina Verjee takes women’s trophy in Spine Race Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:05:09
Sabrina Verjee has taken the women’s trophy in the Montane Spine Race.

The runner reached the finish at Kirk Yetholm in a total time of 108hrs 7mins 17secs

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