A mountain rescue team from the Lake District completed their one hundredth 'on the fell' rescue of the year.

The Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) were called into action on Wednesday, November 1, to help walkers on Bowfell.

A spokesperson for the group said: "The team were called at 5:30pm to a small group that had become benighted in harsh weather conditions, near to the summit of Bowfell.

"We located the group and helped them back through the driving hail and rain to the valley bottom, to be reunited with their nice warm car at around 11:00pm."

The Westmorland Gazette: The LAMRT worked until 11:00pm to help the stranded walkersThe LAMRT worked until 11:00pm to help the stranded walkers (Image: LAMRT)

Whilst this was a landmark fell rescue for the team in 2023, the LAMRT also deal with many more remotely, keeping them busy throughout the year.

"We returned to well deserved and needed hot food and drink at our base," the spokesperson added.

Ten team members were sent to deal with the incident, amassing seven hours of volunteer work.

The LAMRT are a self-funding dedicated team of 'professional volunteers' coming from all walks of life, united in their love of mountains and their wish to help their fellow mountaineers in trouble.

This voluntary service is provided 24 hours a day throughout the year regardless of the weather and ground conditions.

The Westmorland Gazette: Rescue vehicles were on hand to escort the walkers to safetyRescue vehicles were on hand to escort the walkers to safety (Image: LAMRT)

Following the incident, the group took to social media to remind any potential walkers and ramblers of the considerations they must take into account before a journey if they wish to stay safe.

These are: having the knowledge and skills best suited for the day's trip, ensuring that you know what the weather is going to be like, and making sure that you have the right gear for the climb and conditions.