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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


Spine Race runner stretchered from fells after being found at High Cup Nick Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:55:05
A competitor in the Montane Spine Race had to be stretchered from the fells after becoming disoriented in the dark.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 7am on Wednesday to High Cup Nick in the North Pennines to aid the 51-year-old runner


John Kelly takes Spine Race victory by a margin of more than 30 miles Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:54:43
Runner John Kelly has scored a resounding victory in the Montane Spine Race.

The USA athlete had an unassailable lead as he approached the finish at Kirk Yetholm on Wednesday night


Cairngorm rescuers’ ‘rant’ after 16-mile walk in storm to find walker safe in bothy Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:38:14
A rescue team leader described as ‘a total waste of our resources’ an incident in which its members battled driving sleet in Storm Brendan to reach a walker, only to find him in his sleeping bag in a bothy.

Willie Anderson made the remark after Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team ended up walking 16 miles in the teeth of the storm on Monday night when the man, in his 20s rang 999


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