The Bad Step, centre, on Long Top

The Bad Step, centre, on Long Top

A walker was airlifted from a fell after injuring her leg.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.30pm yesterday, Friday, after the woman slipped while walking on Crinkle Crags in Great Langdale.

The incident happened at the base of the Bad Step, a 3m scrambling section on the ridge route of the fell.

A dozen members of the rescue team were involved in the woman’s rescue, which took six hours. She was stretchered to a position below the cloudbase where the North West Air Ambulance landed and flew her to hospital.

Members of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team were also called out but the woman was airlifted from the mountain before they could reach the scene.

The Bad Step is an awkward pitch for walkers, especially when iced-up, on Long Top, the 859m (2,816ft) highest peak on the Crinkle Crags ridge. It can be bypassed by detouring slightly to the West.

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