The Woolpacks on Kinder Scout. Photo: Bob Smith Photography

The Woolpacks on Kinder Scout. Photo: Bob Smith Photography

A walker had to call for help after becoming trapped in mud on the Peak District’s highest hill.

The young woman was walking with three adults in the Woolpacks area of Kinder Scout on Monday when she sank in mud up to her thighs.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1pm. A team spokesperson said the woman had a frightening experience. “The group were unable to pull her out. Passing walkers were also unable to extract her.

“With no obvious way forward and the casualty getting extremely cold and frightened, they called mountain rescue.”

A fast party of rescuers, equipped with mats and straps to extract her, made its way onto the hill.

“Before we arrived, she had made one last effort and managed to get herself out,” the spokesperson said. “Unfortunately, in the process she injured her legs and was unable to walk off. She was also suffering from hypothermia.

“After treatment, we placed her on the stretcher and began a 70-minute evacuation in poor weather and difficult ground conditions to our vehicles at Edale Cross.

“All the casualties were driven to our Hayfield base where they were met by a family member. The casualty was assessed by our team doctor and discharged to her family, who drove her and the others home.”

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