A local Mountain Rescue Team have dealt with a large amount of incidents so far this month.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue say they have been exceptionally busy.

There were 12 incidents that occurred within 9 days all very close together.

A spokesperson from Wasdale Mountain Rescue said: "The incidents included two trauma, one medical emergency with the remaining nine being searches for lost and missing walkers.

"All of the rescues have been on Scafell and Scafell Pike, two of the highest mountains in England.

"Two of these rescues tragically were fatalities and the team’s hearts go out to the families and friends of the two walkers involved.

"Our thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT and to Keswick MRT who responded throughout this period with additional team members and to the Cockermouth MRT who also offered their support."

The team also thanked Great North Air Ambulance, North West Ambulance Service and the two Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopters from Caernarfon and Prestwick.

The crew urged the public to be careful in the Lake District as winter approaches and weather conditions worsen.

Walkers must always be prepared when venturing into the mountains.

The spokesperson said: " It is also worth noting that the rescues involving the nine searches were all truly avoidable if properly planned."

It is important to always go walking with the right equipment and check the weather conditions.