A walker (f, 48) twisted an ankle very badly while descending the upper tier of rock at ‘the sharp end’ of Pen y ghent, so that she was unable to continue. With the cloud base at about 530m (the level of the junction of the Dale Head and Brackenbottom paths), faster team members ran up to assess the casualty and provide re-assurance for the family group, while other members carried up equipment. The casualty was given pain relief and her ankle splinted before she was lifted onto a Bell (mountain rescue) stretcher. The whole was sledged down the first part of the descent, then the wheel was attached for the ‘carry’ down to a team Land Rover waiting at Churn Milk Hole. This took her to the road ambulance waiting near Dale Head. When the paramedics had assessed the injury, they took her round to Horton to be re-united with her family (They had walked down via Brackenbottom.) and a decision on further transport .
Volunteer hours: 43