Hiker warns others to wear bright colours after smashing her ankle in freak mountain accident

A hiker has warned other hillwalkers to wear bright colours after a freak accident on a mountain saw her smash her ankle and have to be airlifted to safety by rescuers.

Bekah Cork was well prepared for her hike up Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan in the Scottish Highlands, with her friends on Saturday.

The 32-year-old from Berkshire had filled her backpack with all the necessary gear for the trip but ended up tripping over a few hours in.

The head of concerts and residencies at the Philharmonia Orchestra in London said she was not walking on complex ground when she fell, but instead a flat area.

However, the incident left her with a dislocated and broken ankle and fortunately the group were able to contact Scottish Mountain Rescue who airlifted her off the hill.

The team worked swiftly to get to Bekah’s location using the OS grid reference given and the whole ordeal was over in just two and a half hours.

Bekah has now urged fellow hikers to be aware of what they need when they go…

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