The walker fell from the Corridor Route

The walker fell from the Corridor Route

A walker suffered serious injuries when he fell more than 60ft from a route on England’s highest mountain.

The man was on the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike near the top of Piers Gill when he fell 20m.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.25pm on Sunday to aid the walker, who multiple injuries when he slipped at the bad step on the route.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team members joined the rescue operation and a Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland joined the operation.

The walker was treated at the scene before being winched into the aircraft and flown to hospital for further treatment.

The rescue involved 23 Wasdale MRT members.

The team was also called out to help a woman who injured her ankle on the shore of Wast Water. She was treated at the scene and then taken to an ambulance.

Members were alerted to a third incident on Sunday when two walkers, one of whom had a leg injury, called to say they were lost on Whin Rigg, overlooking the southern end of Wast Water.

The team was called out about 8.30pm and 16 members took part in the four-hour operation to bring the pair to safety.

The following day, the Wasdale team was on the hill again to help a man who suffered a head injury on the slopes of Scafell Pike.

Eighteen team members took part in the two-hour rescue of the man, who was escorted from the scene on Brown Tongue after being treated by Wasdale MRT members.

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