The walker slipped shortly after setting out from Glenridding. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walker slipped shortly after setting out from Glenridding. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker’s planned trip up Helvellyn ended almost before it began.

The man slipped while crossing a beck and injured himself shortly after setting off.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 9.30am on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “The team happened to be at base training and were able to respond quickly.

“The male had taken a fall on wet rock while crossing the stream and injured his knee. The casualty had only just set off from Glenridding with a plan to walk up Helvellyn with friends.”

Team members went to the side on the footpath beside Mires Beck, which leads to Birkhouse Moor.

The spokesperson said: “The injury was treated and stabilised at the scene by the team doctor and the casualty was then transported to Patterdale base where he was handed over to a waiting ambulance for onward travel to hospital.”

The two-hour rescue involved 17 team members.

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