Fat Man's Agony on Side Pike, Great Langdale. Photo: Smabs Sputzer CC-BY-2.0

Fat Man's Agony on Side Pike, Great Langdale. Photo: Smabs Sputzer [CC-2.0]

A walker suffered serious injuries when she fell from a Lake District scrambling route.

The woman stepped aside to try to make room for a group to pass in a confined space on Side Pike and fell from a ledge.

The incident happened on Sunday at Fat Man’s Agony on the 362m (1,188ft) peak in Great Langdale. The path at that point passes through a narrow rock gap before continuing above crags.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 11.40am and an air ambulance also flew to the scene. She was treated by the crew for multiple injuries and then stretchered to the helicopter, which flew the injured walker to hospital in Preston.

The 2½-hour rescue involved 17 members of the Langdale Ambleside team.

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