Rescuers at the scene of the incident on Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene of the incident on Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker taking part in a Keswick Mountain Festival event was rescued after injuring herself on Cat Bells.

The 59-year-old was also passing out after turning her ankle, rescuers said.

She was descending from Hause Gate while attempting the festival’s Three Peaks challenge, involving walking 18 miles over Cat Bells, Latrigg and Walla Crag.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 1pm on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “One of the festival medics, a Langdale MRT member, was quickly on the scene and did the necessary immediate medical checks.

“Keswick team arrived shortly after with medical and support material and equipment in case a stretcher carry was necessary.

“The only anomaly noted was a low blood sugar level and after some food, Lucozade and rest the lady was able to walk down with help from a couple of team members supporting to the road where an ambulance and team were waiting to check her over.”

The rescue lasted just over 2¼ hours and involved 16 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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