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Slippy terrain warning follows accident

Posted 17 January 2012
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Slippy terrain warning follows accident
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Those heading for the hills may wish to ensure they have good boots with strong grips as well as winter coats, following an incident in the Lake District.

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team reported that underfoot conditions are very slippery at present after carrying out a rescue of a 73-year-old woman yesterday, who slid on frozen ground below Craggy Wood near Staveley.

She was stretchered down to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.

Such a situation could act as a reminder of the need to go fully prepared for icy hillsides - which for those heading up onto higher mountains could include using crampons.

It is the second time this week a Mountain Rescue team has had to help a senior female walker who had slipped and injured herself, after Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team had to stretcher a broken leg victim down from below Cautley Spout in the Yorkshire Dales. ADNFCR-2803-ID-801266798-ADNFCR