Rescue highlights need for right clothing
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A mountain rescue incident in the Peak District on Saturday may serve as a reminder that now is a good time to be getting warm outdoor gear as autumn kicks in.

The incident involved a 66-year-old man saved from near Edale Rocks, 2,000 ft up on Kinder Scout.

"A 66 year old walker had rung for help after he had become hypothermic and exhausted after a day on the hill," the Edale team website noted.

Two other accidents had already occurred that day in the Edale region, one involving a man who had dislocated his shoulder after a slip on a mountainside and a climber who had fallen 20 ft.

Over the next few days, the need for the appropriate outdoor gear may be particularly apparent when trekking, with the Met Office warning of high winds as the UK is hit by the tail end of Hurricane Katia.

In particular the north and west of the UK could see the brunt of the incipient poor weather, with powerful storms predicted for the region.

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