Broad Crag and Piers Gill. Photo: Steve Partridge CC-BY-SA-2.0

Broad Crag and Piers Gill. Photo: Steve Partridge CC-BY-SA-2.0

An injured walker was helped from the fells after a fall during a Three Peaks Challenge event.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police on Saturday after members of his group raised the alarm.

The group of eight had set off from Seathwaite to walk up Scafell Pike about 2am, but one of the party fell, suffering cuts to his head and an arm injury.

Two animals and handlers from Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs joined 14 other team members in the search in poor visibility.

A spokesperson for Wasdale MRT said: “The information passed to the team included a partial grid reference and description that fitted Broad Crag better than Scafell Pike.

“The casualty and three of his group were found not far from the summit of Broad Crag. After being warmed inside a bivvi-tent he was able to walk down to Brackenclose with the team and the other three group members.”

Other members of the walking party who had walked down to Seathwaite and then driven round to Wasdale Head then joined their companions.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves tackling the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon respectively, usually within 24 hours.

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