The RAF Valley winchman is lowered during the Raven Crag rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

The RAF Valley winchman is lowered during the Raven Crag rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

A climber was airlifted from a Lakeland crag after falling and injuring her head and back.

The 52-year-old was on Raven Crag in Combe Gill, Borrowdale today when she had a 10m (33ft) pendulum fall on the Corvus route.

Her son, who was climbing with her, managed to lower her to the ground and raised the alarm.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 1pm and members of the volunteer team were quickly on the scene, north of Glaramara.

Team members, working with a paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance, treated the woman at the scene and splinted her.

Keswick MRT also requested help from the RAF and a Sea King helicopter from Valley in Anglesey flew to the site and airlifted the injured climber to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue, the Keswick team’s 80th of the year, involved 17 rescuers and lasted 3¼ hours.

Corvus is a Difficult-grade climb on Raven Crag, which has rock climbs up to E3 grade.

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