THE stunning skyline of Helvellyn will feature in an upcoming film - after the third attempt to capture an annual event was successful.

The fifth Striding Edge by Torchlight event took place on Saturday and saw 40 people light up the tricky ridge route, all in aid of Cumbria’s search and rescue teams.

The event, which is hosted by Lakeland Mountain Guides, attracts experienced scramblers who gather for a special event.

Setting off from Glenridding, the team ascended towards as cloud covered Helvellyn.

As day turned to night the weather changed, leaving stunning starlit skies.

Silhouettes of the eastern fells could also be seen in the distance, along with the bright lights of Penrith. A meteor shower also made an appearance, for all to enjoy.

The spectacular imagery was captured by filmmaker Terry Abraham, best known for his Life of a Mountain series, which has so far featured Scafell Pike and Blencathra.

As Helvellyn is to be the final instalment in the trilogy, Mr Abraham was keen to include the event in his movie.

Matt Le Voi, director of Lakeland Mountain Guides, said: “This was actually the third attempt of capturing the event on film.

“Poor weather has halted previous attempts and I really felt like we were going to strike out, but obviously our luck was in.

“I’m so glad the film will show people enjoying the mountains in this special way.”

All profits from the event will go to the

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue

Association. The body covers all mountain

and cave rescue teams in Cumbria, as well as the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

This event raised £1,200 for the charity, which brings the five-year total for LDSAMRA to more than £4,000.

Mr Le Voi continued: “As a company we always seek out opportunities to provide extra special events, the kind of event that drops jaws and will be remembered for a very long time.

“I cannot thank those that attended the event enough.

“I must of course extend my thanks to the excellent guiding team who kept spirits high and of course kept everyone safe throughout the night.”

The sixth Striding Edge by Torchlight event will take place on October 17 next year and you can find out more information on the Lakeland Mountain Guides website.

Terry Abraham’s film that captured the event will premiere at Penrith’s Rheged Centre on May 9 and 10.