A WOMAN died after suffering horrific injuries in a fall on the Lake District Fells.

Michelle Green was trying to scale Pavey Ark in Great Langdale by the ‘ Jack’s Rake’ route on August 25 last year when she lost her footing.

An inquest at County Hall in Kendal heard a statement from witness Nathan Barber who said he was lower down the route when he heard a short scream and saw a female figure falling from the mountain about 100 metres ahead.

“I looked up and saw a figure in mid air, cartwheeling down,” said Mr Barber in the statement.

He said the figure fell around 50 metres.

Mr Barber and a friend, Kevin Ward, who was walking with him, rushed to the scene.

They discovered Ms Green lying face up in a patch of rocks and bracken close to the main path.

And though at that point she was still breathing, it was clear she had suffered serious injuries.

In his own statement, Mr Ward said the duo performed chest compressions and made other attempts to revive Ms Green, but to no avail.

Several minutes later, members of the emergency services arrived and shortly afterwards Ms Green was pronounced dead at the scene.

The inquest heard that Ms Green, 39, of Three Nooks, Clayton Brook, near Preston, was an experienced climber and hiker and had set off on the day well equipped and correctly dressed for the terrain.

A store assistant who had no children but was engaged to her partner Stuart Berry, she had parked her vehicle at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and set off alone up Jack’s Rake.

According to PC Roy Williams, who subsequently attended the scene, conditions on the day were dry with clear skies and very warm temperatures.

He added that the fine weather on what was the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend meant there were many visitors in the area.

However, despite the near perfect conditions, Ms Green fell and medical report read out at the inquest said she had suffered a catalogue of serious injuries.

These including a fractured skull, several fractured ribs and a series of serious trauma injuries.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, assistant county coroner Simon Ward said it was clear the cause of death was the multiple injuries suffered in the fall and he offered his condolences to Ms Green’s fiance Mr Berry and her friends and family.