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Mountain Rescuers warn over winter conditions

Posted 3 December 2012
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Mountain Rescuers warn over winter conditions
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The arrival of winter means people heading outdoors now need to be well prepared, a member of the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team has said.

A spokesperson for the organisation commented after the organisation carried out the rescue of a stranded Land Rover carrying two health visitors near the village of Brampton in the Lake District.

Noting that people need to be ready for the weather be they out driving or seeking to go walking.

The spokesperson stated: "Warm clothing is essential; if you are driving ensure you have a shovel to spread grit. If you are going on to the hills don't forget your crampons and ice axe."

Such comments come as Mountain Weather Information Service predicts plenty more snow, hail, high winds and cold temperatures in the Lake District this week.

The national park's mountain weather forecasts are provided each day using on-the-spot observations from the top of Helvellyn, England's third highest mountain.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801499277-ADNFCR