The man, from Kent, fell from Striding Edge
on Helvellyn in the Lake District and was recovering in hospital yesterday.
Mountain-rescue teams (and those operating in other terrain) have had enough to do in Cumbria this winter without being summoned to rescue nutters who insist on scrambling along dangerous paths like Helvellyn's Striding Edge
without proper equipment.
Pascoe, of Striding Edge
, Blackfell, Washington, denied attempted murder.
My late-spring scramble across Striding Edge
toward the summit of Helvellyn, England's third highest peak, took me over one of the United Kingdom's most popular mountain walks.
RAF engineer Robert Pascoe, 24, from Thornton, plunged 650ft after losing his footing while hiking along the Striding Edge
in the Lake District last year.
He was walking on Friday with a companion when he fell from Striding Edge
into Nethermost Cove, said the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT).
VIEWS Striding Edge
and Red Tarn, Helvellyn BLISS Historic hotel nestled in the hills
is a challenging approach to which English peak?
Nicole proving popular Nicole Nordblad rode her fourth winner at Kempton from just 17 rides as she guided Striding Edge
to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory much to the delight of owner Erik Penser who was present with trainer Hans Adielsson.
Lake District Christmas cottage break for pounds 330: Stay four nights at Green Barn near Kirkby Stephen arriving on December 23 and enjoy uninterrupted views over a little tarn towards Striding Edge
and the Cumbrian fells.
KNEE KILLER: The view along Striding Edge
from Helvellyn in the Lake District, third highest peak in Britain.
The neon strip of Morecambe and Blackpool fringing a night-time shot from Striding Edge
shows that the area's 'illusion of wilderness' is easily broken.