Incident Report #38 1977

The team was called to assist Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team when a 36 year old man and his 6 year old daughter from Mirfield, Yorks., slipped and fell near the summit of Helvellyn. Both were found DEAD the following morning at 8.30 a.m. They had fallen 400 feet from the ridge. Footnote: The outcome of this incident was very sad indeed. The fell tops were very dangerous, with ice and snow covering a large area. Weather conditions: Very cold, dry, darkness. Ice and snow at all levels.
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