Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team started the New Year with a rescue on Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn.
The team were called at 10am to go to the assistance of two walkers from the North East who were on their way up Hellvellyn when one of them slipped injuring his ankle.
A 25 year-old man from North Shields, Tyne and Wear was treated for a suspected broken ankle.
He was then placed on a stretcher and lowered down the fell to a waiting team Landrover. He was the taken to the team’s rescue base and transferred to an Ambulance which took him to Carlisle Infirmary.