Avalanches- safety advice: Avoid walking too near a cornice. The greatest risk is 24-48 hrs after heavy snow, on convex 30-40 degree slopes. If you see an avalanche, quickly search where you last saw the victims, and if necessary call the Rescue Team. In winter conditions, take an ice-axe and crampons, and be sure you know how to use them; as well as a survival bag and spare clothes.
Below you can download a PDF file - data that has been collated by a Patterdale Team Member contains Local Avalanche Map, Blencathra December 2011 and Shap and Great Dun Fell 2011
Here are some youtube links to avalanche accidents in Patterdale
This is an ITV Tyne Tees News coverage Avalanche video link.
The News and Star coverage Avalanche video link.
Met Office Warnings for North West England
Warning of Wind for North West England : Thu, 23 May 2013 10:33:14 GMT
Yellow Warning of Wind for North West England : Cheshire East, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Warrington, Halton, Merseyside & Blackpool valid from 0005 Fri 24 May to 1800 Fri 24 May