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Cumbria rescuers called out 30 times over weekend as Storm Arwen lashes county Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:35:51
Mountain rescuers in Cumbria were called out 30 times over the weekend as Storm Arwen lashed the area.

The busy period kicked off with a call to help a person with a broken leg on the summit of Great Gable, and continued over the next 48 hours with strengthening winds caused numerous incidents

Walker airlifted to hospital after injuring ankle on snowy Lakeland fell Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:43:24
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring his leg on a Lake District mountain.

A passer-by raised the alarm after the incident on High Spy

Sheepdog Sam rescued after spending two days in disused Lake District mine Sun, 28 Nov 2021 21:19:04
A missing dog was successfully rescued from a disused Lake District mine after spending two days underground.

Volunteers from the Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit mounted an operation to find sheepdog Sam, who disappeared on Monday

Patterdale team launches appeal for new rescue boat Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:31:52
A Lake District team has launched an appeal to buy a new boat.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team uses its rigid inflatable boat both in water rescues on Ullswater and also to reach incidents more quickly on the eastern side of the lake

Interview: Nims Purja, the ‘unknown’ mountaineer who smashed the 8,000m peaks record Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:53:18
He's the Nepalese man who hadn't set foot on a mountain until nine years ago; then he set his eyes on possibly the toughest high-altitude record

Rescuers lead Helvellyn walkers to safety from dark, cloudy summit Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:00:30
Two walkers were led to safety from England’s third-highest mountain after experiencing difficulty finding their descent route.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.50pm on Wednesday to aid the men, who had summited Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Aberdyfi rescuers’ successful test of new digital radio system on Cadair Idris Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:24:06
A Snowdonia rescue team is introducing a new radio system, which it hopes will improve communications during large callouts.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team members took part earlier this month in a test of the digital VHF system on Cadair Idris, the scene of regular callouts for the rescuers

Three-year project aims to protect future of England’s upland commons Tue, 23 Nov 2021 01:00:44
A three-year £3m project to secure the future of upland commons has received a funding boost.

The system of common land was enshrined in law in the Magna Carta in 1215 but is at risk of quietly vanishing

Coast to Coast walker injured in fall from Striding Edge on Helvellyn Sat, 20 Nov 2021 22:42:14
Rescuers in the Lake District were called out after a walker fell from Striding Edge on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Cumbria Constabulary about 11.50am on Saturday after police in Yorkshire received a call

Ramblers Scotland appeals for legal costs help in Ardnamurchan access fight Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:45:27
Ramblers Scotland is appealing to the public to help fund a legal battle over access at a Highland estate.

The walkers’ charity is joining the Highland Council in opposing an attempt to block a path on the Ardnamurchan peninsula

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