Female (44), of Worcester Park, Surrey, slipped on wet grass whilst walk¬ing on a footpath at High Grove, Kirkstone, Ambleside, and she received a broken ankle and leg injuries. The team conveyed her down the fell on a stretcher and then she was taken to the County Hospital, Kendal. Footnote: The woman had wandered down the fell path in ordinary clothing and smooth soled shoes. She claimed to be an experienced fell walker, and yet she had left her suitable clothing and footwear in her parked car. Weather conditions: Dull, with low mist and ground conditions were very wet.
Deep snow and iced-up roads prevented the local ambulance attending to an 80 year old man who was very poorly with a heart condition. Using No 2 Landrover with its special studded tyres, team members conveyed the gentleman from his home to Ambleside Ambulance Station.