The man fell on the steep path heading towards Chapel-le-Dale from Whernside. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man fell on the steep path heading towards Chapel-le-Dale from Whernside. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued from Yorkshire’s highest fell after injuring himself in a fall.

The 35-year-old injured his shoulder on Whernside on Saturday and was unable to continue.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 3.05pm after reports from ambulance staff that the injured man was about 1½ miles from the Hill Inn.

A team spokesperson said: “Unable to re-contact the caller to clarify the exact location and nature of the injuries, the team responded to Bruntscar, and from there made their way up the east flank of Whernside.

“Weather conditions were very poor, with high winds, heavy rain and a cloudbase of approximately 250m above sea level, so the air ambulance was unable to assist.

“The casualty was located on the steep section just below the ridge, and assessed and treated by team casualty carers for a shoulder injury.

“As the casualty was very cold, and unable to walk, he was stretchered down to Bruntscar to a waiting team ambulance, and then transported to the Hill Inn for transfer to a road ambulance and transport to hospital.”

The rescue was the team’s 66th of the year.

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