Cumbria

Helvellyn fall man named as Robert Pascoe

  • 7 October 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
Striding Edge
Striding Edge is a popular walking route

A walker killed in a fall from a Lake District mountain has been named by police.

Robert Pascoe was with a companion on Striding Edge, Helvellyn, when he lost his footing and fell 650ft (200m).

Despite the efforts of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, the 24-year-old, from Liverpool, died at the scene.

Striding Edge, which leads up to Helvellyn's 3,114ft (950m) summit, is a popular walking route, attracting tens of thousands of visitors a year.

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