The air ambulance was able to land on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The air ambulance was able to land on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker on the Coast to Coast route was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself.

The visitor from Western Australia hurt her ankle while descending Gamlin End from High Crag with her husband.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Monday after her husband made his way down to the valley to raise the alarm.

A team spokesperson said: “The team ascended from Gatesgarth, Buttermere, and treated the casualty who was high up on Gamlin End.”

The North West Air Ambulance flew to the scene from its Blackpool and was able to land on top of High Crag just as the first team members arrived at the scene.

The spokesperson said: “The lady was carried on the team stretcher back up to the top and transferred from there to West Cumberland Hospital via the helicopter.”

The team stretchered the injured walker back up on to High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The team stretchered the injured walker back up on to High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The team was also in action on Friday after two walkers called for help after getting cragfast in the Green Crag area on Hay Stacks. At the same time, a woman walking the Coast to Coast route was reported lost in mist in Ennerdale.

The spokesperson said: “The team attended both incidents. The cragfast walkers were short-roped back to safety, along with their two dogs, and the lost lady was located using Sarloc, which saved us a lot of searching, as she was some way off her intended route.

“Team members went out to find her and walked her back to the valley. One team member even volunteered to drive her round from Ennerdale all the way to Borrowdale, where she was staying that evening. Above and beyond!”

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