The woman slipped on wet limestone near Sulber 'crossroads'

The woman slipped on wet limestone near Sulber 'crossroads'

A woman tackling a challenge walk had to be rescued after slipping and suffering a suspected broken ankle.

The 51-year-old was attempting to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks yesterday when the accident happened.

She slipped on wet limestone near the Sulber ‘crossroads’ between Ingleborough summit and Horton in Ribblesdale.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted at 7.20pm and the team treated her before stretchering her to one of its vehicles which took her to a waiting ambulance at South House Farm, north of the village.

The rescue was the Clapham-based team’s 47th of 2012.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge involves attempting the 39km (24-mile) route including Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in less than 12 hours.

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