Barkbethdale, Skiddaw (101)
Callout Time: 1:38 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS
A party of 3 had walked over Skiddaw via Ullock Pike then descended on the north side down into Barkbethdale. Nearing the completion of their walk one of their group, a 57 year old woman went over on her ankle and heard/felt a snapping noise. Unable to continue they called 999 and asked for Mountain Rescue assistance. 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.
15 Team members – 2 hours 22 mins