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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Mountain Rescue search man makes own way off fells

A man reported missing on the fells in east Cumbria has been found safe and well after making his own way down.

The individual was reported missing on Tuesday night (April 5th) when he failed to return from the Howgills after laying an aniseed trail for hounds.

Members of the Kirkby Stephen and Kendal Mountain Rescue teams were called out to search for him but were unable to find the missing walker, who managed to make his own way down towards Gaisgill in the morning, where he met rescuers.

The man may have appreciated some waterproofs as he was cold and wet after his night in the open, but those who do go walking in wet weather may also note the qualities of Merrell Refuge pro Gore-Tex shoes.

Split between the Yorkshire Dales and what was historically Westmorland, the Howgills is a mass of hills containing numerous lofty points, the highest being the Calf at 2,219 ft.

Have you ever had a mountain rescue callout?

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