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Base jumper ‘lucky to be alive’ after being blown into rock on Lord Berkeley’s Seat Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:36:31
Rescuers called to an injured base jumper in the Highlands said the man was lucky to be alive after an incident on the An Teallach range.

The man, in his 20s, scaled steep ground above a 500m drop on Lord Berkeley’s Seat to regain the mountain’s ridge after being blown into the rockface

Frog warning for Lakeland rescuers as team stretchers injured walker from fell Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:34:27
Rescuers stretchering an injured walker from a Lakeland fell faced an extra amphibian hazard.

The leading Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member twice had to warn colleagues of a frog ahead on the route from Sty Head

Dry period leads to fire alert in North York Moors national park Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:41:56
National park bosses have issued a fire alert after a period of dry weather.

Rangers are putting up warning signs at moorland sites in the North York Moors as the dry, warm period is forecast to continue to the weekend

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after getting lost as dark descends Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:20:12
Two walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge were rescued after getting lost in the dark.

The pair called for help from the slopes of Pen-y-ghent after previously summiting Ingleborough and Whernside on Sunday

Fire-hit rescue team appeals for cash for security work at its temporary base Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:00:14
Rescuers whose base suffered severe damage in a fire are appealing to the public for cash to help increase security at its temporary home.

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team lost the use of its Merthyr Tydfil headquarters after the blaze in November 2017

Edale team loans Land Rover to Keswick rescuers after vehicle written off on callout Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:12:21
A Peak District team has come to the rescue of volunteers in the Lake District whose Land Rover was written off in an accident during a callout.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team has loaned one of its vehicles to colleagues in Keswick while they arrange a replacement for the off-road ambulance, which suffered severe damage when it rolled over from a track on to a surfaced road

Rescuers praise ’selfless’ walkers who found injured woman in ditch on Cadair Idris Sun, 15 Sep 2019 18:11:43
Rescuers have praised two walkers who found an elderly woman who went missing on a Snowdonia mountain.

The walker, in her 70s, had fallen into a ditch on her descent from Cadair Idris

Team rescues man and his dog from Lakeland fell after terrier refuses to walk Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:39:04
A walker and his dog had to be rescued from a Lakeland fell after the animal refused to continue.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Thursday when the man called for help after struggling to carry the nine-year-old dog

Walker airlifted from Cheviots hillside after injuring leg Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:20:25
A walker was airlifted from a remote hillside in the Cheviots after suffering a leg injury.

Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted by police on Sunday evening after the man injured himself while descending Cairn Hill

Five Keswick team members injured as Land Rover rolls over during rescue Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:12:42
A Lake District team has suffered the loss of a vital rescue vehicle after it rolled over during a callout to a man in difficulties.

Five Keswick Mountain Rescue Team volunteers suffered minor injuries in the incident on Saturday, but the Land Rover in which they were travelling was damaged beyond repair

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