Shouts heard by walker, sounded like someone calling for help

Thursday 18/01/2018 14:25 

At 13:50hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Cumbria Police to reports of shouts for help coming from the vicinity of Brown Cove, close to Helvellyn.

The Team made contact with the fellwalker who had made the call from scene and, after further investigation of the area, found it to be winter climbers who were "gearing up" for a winter climb.

The team were stood down and no further action was taken.

On a separate note the Team would like to remind people that the fells are in full winter conditions and after the recent heavy snowfalls avalanche risks are high.