Team members stretcher the walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members stretcher the walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fill after an ankle injury left her unable to continue.

The 57-year-old was with two others who walked over Skiddaw via Ullock Pike on Monday.

As they descended the north side of the mountain, the woman went over on her ankle, hearing and feeling a snapping. The group rang 999 and asked for mountain rescue.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.40pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Two vehicles with team members left Keswick base and commenced their approach from Barkbeth Farm.

“On arrival the ankle was assessed and pain relief given before the ankle was reduced – re-aligned. A splint was applied and the woman stretchered back to the farm and a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.”

The incident involved 15 Keswick MRT volunteers and lasted just over 2¼ hours. It was the team’s 101st callout of the year.

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