The walker was near the summit of St Sunday Crag. Photo: Bob Smith/grough


A walker suffered a suspected broken wrist and a cut to the forehead when she tripped on a Lake District mountain.

The 60-year-old was with a group near the summit of St Sunday Crag on Monday when the incident happened.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 2pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The party with the woman improvised a sling and gave her paracetamol and ibuprofen before starting the descent towards Patterdale.

“Four team members in two team vehicles drove up the Grisedale valley and then walked up to meet the casualty and her party.”

The walker was assessed by rescuers who then brought her down to the team’s base in Patterdale. Her husband then took her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The incident lasted three hours and involved six team volunteers.

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