The RAF was called to help the injured climber

The RAF was called to help the injured climber

A climber was seriously hurt in a fall from a Lakeland crag.

Members of the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team were called to the man’s aid after he fell about 75m (245ft) yesterday from a route on Raven Crag, near Walthwaite, Chapel Stile.

The man suffered multiple injuries in the fall, and his climbing companion had minor injuries, including rope burns, after being pulled off his stance.

Rescuers were alerted about 4.35pm and paramedics, air ambulance crew and the RAF worked with the mountain rescue team to treat the climber and evacuate him to hospital.

Team leader Nick Owen said the man has two lumbar fractures, a fractured pelvis and  two broken ankles, one very severe.

The crag, which shares its name with another Great Langdale climbing venue further west, overlooking the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, has 29 routes, ranging from Severe to E7 6c.

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