The climbers were making their way down after completing Troutdale Pinnacle. Photo: Alpine Butterfly CC-BY-2.0

The climbers were making their way down after completing Troutdale Pinnacle. Photo: Alpine Butterfly [CC-2.0]

A climber has died after falling at a Lake District crag.

The 50-year-old woman fell more than 300ft at Black Crag in Borrowdale yesterday.

She had completed the Severe-graded Troutdale Pinnacle route with a climbing partner and was descending after topping out when she slipped and fell 100m to the foot of the crag, suffering multiple injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident at 8.15pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Many of the team at the time were involved in a navigation practice on Grange Fell, but there were enough members to mount an immediate response.

“Those on exercise were swiftly redeployed and both team doctors attended.

“Unfortunately, the casualty’s injuries were fatal. The team evacuated the casualty from the scene.”

The rescue involved 27 volunteer team members and lasted 3¼ hours.

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