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Couple caught out by weather

October 25, 2021

October 23, 2021 8.25pm

At 20.25 hrs on Saturday 23rd October Cumbria Police contacted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team with a report of two walkers who were wild camping near Grisedale Tarn in between Patterdale and Grasmere. Due to the weather conditions their tent had collapsed in the wind after the poles snapped. The couple then quickly became wet and cold and requested the teams help.

The duty leader decided on a limited call out after establishing there were no injuries. Under guidance, the couple began to make their way down to the valley bottom.  Four team members drove up the Grisedsale valley in two Landrovers as far as they were able, they then made their way on foot to meet up with the two walkers. The pair were taken back to the team base where they were then able to get back by road to their vehicle which was over near Ambleside.  

The team would like to remind anyone who is venturing on the fells to check the weather conditions and plan accordingly.  The rescue lasted two hours with four members involved.