A walker has been rescued from near Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales after a slip above Hull Pot that caused him to break his ankle.
The Cave Rescue Team helped the 62-year-old off the mountainside yesterday (October 3rd) after his accident near the Finger Post, treating him at the scene before stretchering him down to a waiting ambulance in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Slippery and wet conditions as have been common in the worst UK summer in a century increase the risk of slips on hillsides and there will always be some accidents that cannot be helped.
However, the likelihood of these leading to serious injuries like broken ankles can be greatly reduced by wearing good walking boots
with strong ankle supports.
Some walkers may find the footwear they tend to use on summer walks is not adequate to keep them safe in more treacherous conditions as the winter approaches.
Other recent alerts for Cave Rescue included an incident when a walker tripped and fell while walking on the footpath at Castlebergh Rock near Settle.
An ambulance team was scrambled but stood down when it transpired that the injured man could be walked down to the road.