Could this be the best job in the world?
Each year from November to March, two Lake District Nation Park Fell Top Assessors trek daily to the summit of Helvellyn 950 metre to check conditions, take photos and supply a report to add to the Lake District National Park usual weather forecast. From 4th December, the pair will be collecting weather reports for the nationally renowned service.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Weatherline helps protect the area’s 12 million visitors and locals from conditions that can change rapidly, and even occasionally fatally, on the fells. Used by outdoor enthusiasts, farmers, locals and visitors. Jon Bennett and Jason Taylor, working alternate weeks, trek daily up 950 metre Helvellyn and are the national park’s eyes and ears on the Lake District’s third highest peak. A seven-day shift is the equivalent of almost reaching Everest’s summit.