Navigation warning after lost lone walker helped down from Lakeland fell (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Navigation warning after lost lone walker helped down from Lakeland fell
11:16am Sunday 29th December 2013 in News
A MOUNTAIN rescue team has highlighted the need for fell walkers to use ‘adequate navigation equipment’ after being called out to a hiker who became lost in the Langdales.
Langdale and Ambleside MRT responded after a man walking alone called for help on his mobile phone when he lost his way between Langdale and Grasmere yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.
A team spokesman said: “It proved very difficult to locate him, but eventually we worked out where he was. With some guidance by phone he was able to find a way down to Grasmere before it went dark. This was a little unfortunate, because he'd parked his car in Langdale.
The spokesman added: “A smartphone, and the torch and a photo of a map from a book stored on the same phone don't constitute adequate navigation equipment.”
Three rescuers were involved in the incident, which took two hours.
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