Three walkers were injured in three separate incidents on the highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks over the holiday weekend.
Members of the Cave Rescue Organisation were called about 1.50pm on Saturday when a 20-year-old woman injured her hip in slip on the eastern side of Whernside while climbing to the summit of the fell.
She was unable to continue and was treated at the scene by CRO doctors before being stretchered a short distance to a waiting air ambulance which flew her to hospital.
Forty minutes later, the team went to the aid of a 44-year-old woman who injured her knee while descending from the summit ridge towards Chapel-le-Dale.
A spokesperson said: “It was reported that other walkers were attempting to assist her down. A small CRO team attended and found the casualty just above Bruntscar. She was transported down to the Hill Inn.”
And on Monday, a 42-year-old walker fell while on the summit ridge and suffered facial injuries. The team was alerted and sent volunteers from Kingsdale and Ribblehead but the rescue was aborted when the team members were half way up the hill after an air ambulance managed to land close to the woman close to the summit trig point and airlift her to hospital.
At 736m (2,415ft), Whernside is the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the highest fell in Yorkshire.
The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation’s volunteers carry out rescues both in the caves and potholes of the Dales and on the fells above them.