Woman rescued from Old Man of Coniston as snow conditions returned

Woman rescue from Old Man of Coniston as snow conditions returned

Two walkers came into difficulty on the Old Man of Coniston as winter conditions returned. The Coniston rescue team was called out to help the walkers.

The team was called out at 13:16 on Wednesday 12th April after reports of two walkers had got into difficulties. The conditions were described as snowy, windy with poor visibility.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson said: “When the lady could not continue, they called for help. Cumbria police contacted us, and we located them with a PhoneFind function on the south-east side of the Old Man.

“Two Land Rovers were dispatched up to Bursting Stone Quarry, and we walked up from there.”

“Having found the pair, they were assessed, warm drinks and food given, dry clothing put on, and escorted down from the hill to our vehicles. They were then driven back to base for a warm-up and a chat about mountain conditions.”

The incident lasted almost three hours, with 11 Coniston MRT volunteers involved.

It is always advised to check the weather forecast before heading out for a hike or walk and always be prepared. Even if the weather is nice, it can change rapidly.

Woman rescue from Old Man of Coniston as snow conditions returned
Source: conistonmrt
Woman rescue from Old Man of Coniston as snow conditions returned
Source: conistonmrt

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