The walker made her way to the camp at Gaping Gill which is set up twice a year

The walker made her way to the camp at Gaping Gill which is set up twice a year

A walker tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks had to be rescued after injuring herself on the route.

The 38-year-old woman injured her ankle yesterday while coming down from the summit of Ingleborough and her walking companions helped her to Gaping Gill, where there was a group of cavers camping for their annual winch meet.

The Cave Rescue Organisation, which goes to the aid of both fellwalkers and cavers, was alerted at 7.55pm and went to the woman’s aid.

She was treated at the camp at Gaping Gill, on the slopes of 723m (2,372ft) Ingleborough, Yorkshire’s second highest peak.

The walker was then carried a short distance to one of the rescue team’s vehicles and she was driven to a waiting ambulance at Clapham.

The winch meets and their accompanying camps high on the slopes of Ingleborough take place with special permission of the landowners and Natural England twice a year.

Bradford Pothole Club and Craven Pothole Club set up a winch to allow non-caving members of the public to descend 100m (330ft) into the limestone cavern.

This year’s winch by the Bradford Club will operate from 2 to 8 June, and the Craven event from 18 to 27 August.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge involves walking Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a route that totals 39km (24 miles), with a target time of 12 hours or less.

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