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Couple with no torch or compass rescued from Dove Crag Cumbria

Couple with no torch or compass rescued from Dove Crag Cumbria

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Couple with no torch or compass rescued from Dove Crag

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The couple got lost near Dove Crag, left. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

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RESCUED: The group helped by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

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ALAN SMITH is fundraising for The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association

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On reaching one of Fairfield's summit shelters, I sip coffee from a thermos and stare over at St Sunday Crag, rising like a dinosaur across Deepdale Hause.

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I suggested that on the way back down we use the stone wall as a 'rail' and head down into the forest.

By the time I got to White Howe (530m) I was looking forward to making my descent, getting to the car, and driving home. It had turned into a bit of a ...

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I head south, following the cairns down the western spine of the Horseshoe to the summit of Great Rigg.

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Warm layers in the atmosphere? Here's one example. Pic taken from Raven Crag, Lake District. Note the inversion and layer of cloud above.

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3 Peaks Challenge - Scafell Pike in the early hours.

... a couple of hours or so. Enjoy this remarkable weather. I changed into my running gear, put my bike in the back of the van, and drove towards Ambleside.

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The first peak I ascended was Whiteside Pike (397m). The views were breathtaking, and the climb up there straightforward. I then had to decide how to get ...

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Elterwater from somewhere on one of Loughrigg's many knobbles. (Philip W)

The Mountain Weather Service forecast said that there could be some wind, and so I was a little concerned about going across the ridge from Benyallery ...

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I checked us on the compass as we departed the summit, but thankfully the cloud base lifted a little and the way was obvious if not exactly easy ground.

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As I started back from Racecourse Hill, the weather started to turn. I could see it coming in from a distance, so I had to decide whether to continue with ...

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The ground wasn't quite frozen on the descent to Kentmere Pike, my shoulder painful as I pulled my leg out of a deep peat ...

Ed had climbed another memorable mountain, participated in a vital rescue, and met some top climbers, among them Earle Riddiford who was to play such an ...

A wonderful scene to the west from Dove Crag in the Lake District

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Keep the rope tight, Chris. I've got the hold — it's just a matter of heaving this paunch up. Give it the big heave'. And he was there — or, at least, ...

I love my Special 6 smock and hood! Best piece of outdoor clothing I've ever owned. I have used it on various mountain trips, and I recently took it out to ...

By this point, I'd realised that my watch had stopped tracking our route, which was annoying. Nevertheless, we just wanted to get back to the car and home.

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The ridge to An Gearanach (Andrew W)

On the 6th and 7th March 2015 Me and Julie set off to do a spot of wild camping, the first night would be Latrigg in the Lake District.

After that came the next throw-away line by the Grand Master. Not for nothing has he earned the title, “The Sage of Glen Coe”.“Yes, it was handy to go right ...

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Scotland's Mountain Landscape. Craig Aitchison.Vertebrate Publishing. 160 pages £25. Large Format, Hard Back.

Given that I'd told my wife to phone Mountain Rescue if she hadn't heard from me by 17:00, it was important I got home before that time.

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To think the morning before the 'Ski Trip' I'd set off in darkness with my head torch to run up the 2000m summit of Mont Fourcat for sunrise.

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Climbing up through foliage above the beach, she shouted down excitedly. Sure enough, there was an old trail. It eventually widened to a long- disused and ...

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ALAN SMITH is fundraising for The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association

The trail first winds through lovely old oak trees, up into dark plantation conifers. Then clubs a rough, rocky path, more like a stream bed, through open ...

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Stuart Island is remote. Situated twenty miles off the Antarctic end of New Zealand, it is home to about four hundred Kiwis of both the human and the bird ...

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The Langdale pikes and Mickleden on a guided walk up Scafell Pike.

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For Ed, joining up with Harry was a quantum leap forwards in the development of his mountaineering skills. Country like the Kaikōuras was turning him into ...

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Tryfan from Helyg

When we got down I geared Luke up and gave him a taste of rock with some little rites of passage over the lichen crusted rocks beneath the ridge.

It wasn't a good decision. This was Hannah's first mountain day, so when I went ahead to have a look, I should have turned back and stuck to the track.

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"Dull" hills, apparently... (Andrew W)

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I'd decided not to take my running poles – the Helvellyn ridge was thick with cloud and I knew I'd be map reading, needing both hands for compass bearings.

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Ignoring the fact that there was no large farm marked on my map I certainly had a path that cut a corner

But the air was full of sounds.

... hard pressed resources of mountain rescue because I couldn't be bothered to keep a track of where I am! I often carry a whistle and a torch too, ...

Ennerdale, Photograph by Jo Smith