Mountain rescuers have been busy over the past few weeks as the weather turns colder and the nights grow darker. 

Here are just some of the rescues they were sent out to recently. 

Scafell Pike 

A Mountain Rescue team was called out to search for two walkers who had reported themselves lost.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue were called out at 4.08pm on November 29 to locate the two walkers who had become lost on Scafell Pike.

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High Spy 

A man was airlifted to hospital after suffering a "very bad break" whilst walking in the Lake District.

Two men were walking the path from High Spy to Dale Head Tarn when one of the party’s microspikes - a special grip that can be attached to walking boots in icy conditions - somehow snagged during a slip, causing a significant ankle injury.

Keswick Mountain Rescue were called out at 1.08pm on Sunday November 28 after a passing walker descended to the valley floor and raised the alarm.

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Newlands Pass

A couple needed to be evacuated after their car hit black ice and skidded towards the edge of a road overlooking a steep sided valley.

The couple called police and Keswick Mountain Rescue were dispatched to the scene on Newlands Pass at 10.05pm on December 2, after realising that they were unable to reverse due to the ice.

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Hartside Pass

A Mountain Rescue team was busy during Strom Arwen after multiple vehicles were forced off the road.

Police called Penrith Mountain Rescue at 11.25pm on November 27 after 4x4 Discovery had come off the road between Hartside summit and Alston.

Two Land Rovers were dispatched by the team.

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