A Three Peaks walker (f, 38) fell on the path to the summit of Whernside at the northern end of the ridge, sustaining a lower leg injury. The leg would not bear weight, so a member of a neighbouring MRT provided a group shelter then called for help. A paramedic among the first CRO members to arrive assessed the injury and suggested that an air ambulance would save the patient the discomfort of a Land Rover drive from the Blea Moor aqueduct to Ribblehead, so this was requested. The patient was kept warm and as comfortable as possible before being flown by helicopter to Ribblehead and transferred to a YAS road ambulance for the journey to hospital.
Volunteer hours: 35