The importance of the right walking gear was highlighted this week in news that a 51 year old lady from Bath had to be rescued on the Red Pike Ennerdale Path, after slipping from a peak with a height of over 200ft. (2,477ft)
After slipping next to Gillfinter Beck the woman sustained a knee injury, meaning she was unable to walk unaided. A team of 31 rescued her, using a stretcher to airlift her to West Cumberland Hospital where she was treated.
The area can be very slippery when wet, so it’s crucial that other walkers are prepared, if needed using walking poles to get a firm hold on the terrain, as well as wearing the appropriate walking boots