Place Fell, scene of today's rescue

Place Fell, scene of today's rescue

Mountain rescuers pleaded with walkers to remember they need crampons and ice-axes on the Lake District’s high fells.

The reminder came after a 45-year-old woman had to be airlifted from a mountain after injuring her ankle.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.30pm today, Sunday, after the woman, from Hertfordshire, slipped while trying to avoid snow and ice on a path between High Dodd and Place Fell above Ullswater.

A team spokesperson said: “The Great North Air Ambulance assisted the team by airlifting the casualty from the fell to Patterdale MRT base.

The air ambulance landed between High Dodd and Place Fell. Photo: Great North Air Ambulance

The air ambulance landed between High Dodd and Place Fell. Photo: Great North Air Ambulance

“Patterdale MRT would like to remind all those venturing onto the high fells that an ice-axe and crampons are required as conditions underfoot on many of the high level routes remain difficult.”

Twelve team members took part in today’s rescue.

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