Langdale Skyline Lit up by Rescue Team

© Tom McNally Photography

Lakeland's most recognisable skyline was illuminated on Wednesday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.

Participants lined up along the Langdale Pikes  © Tom McNally Photography
Participants lined up along the Langdale Pikes
© Tom McNally Photography

Team members and other volunteers lined up along the Langdale Pikes - Pike of Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag and Gimmer Crag - using high-powered mountain rescue torches to create a spectacle echoing the team's logo, and visible for miles around.

"In a year when our anniversary celebrations have been limited due to coronavirus, it was brilliant to be able to get out on the fell and see our team logo literally come to life" said Sarah Anderson, Langdale Ambleside Deputy Team Leader.

"It allowed us to recognise 50 years of rescuing those in need from the fells in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere and to thank those who support us to make it happen. As a self-funded, voluntary organisation we wouldn't be able to do what we do without the support we get from our families, communities and supporters."

Supported by Lakeland Mountain Guides, who organise a series of Lake District Light Festivals every year, Wednesday's event was filmed for BBC's Countryfile for a programme that airs 27th September.

The team had originally planned a much larger open event in April, but Covid intervened, so this week's smaller event was held on Emergency Services Day instead.

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