Rescuers ask climbers not to rely on Google Maps after hiker narrowly escapes death on Lake District

Walker got into difficult after trying to use Google Maps on his phone for directions

Matt Mathers
Thursday 23 February 2023 14:21 GMT
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A hiker narrowly escaped death after getting lost while walking in a remote part of Cumbria’s Lake District.

The walker, relying on Google Maps on his phone for directions, called for help at around 6.30pm on Monday after getting into difficulty on the ridge between Scafell Pike and Great End.

But he wasn’t found until 2.30pm the next day and was hypothermic, having spent the night in close to freezing temperatures.

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