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Ankle Injury on the path leading to Red Tarn, Helvellyn

February 6, 2023

February 5, 2023 4:40 pm

Volunteers of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had recently returned from their annual winter mountaineering weekend when they were called out by Cumbria Police, to reports of a lady who had slipped and injured her ankle while ascending the path up towards Red Tarn, Helvellyn.

When the team arrived on scene, a bivi shelter was erected to provide protection from the elements while the ankle was assessed. Due to the nature of the injury, the ankle was placed in a splint and the lady was transferred on to a stretcher and transported back to Greenside Mines to the team landrovers.

The rescue lasted 3.5hrs and involved 9 members.