Edale Mountain Rescue Team members strecher the climber from Stanage. Photo: Edale MRT

Edale Mountain Rescue Team members strecher the climber from Stanage. Photo: Edale MRT

A rescue team’s busiest ever May was followed by an incident-packed start to June at the weekend.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team helped three climbers, seven walkers, a cyclist, a paraglider pilot and a dog last month, as well as being called out on for four searches.

The Peak District team said on Friday evening an unusually late climbing accident saw its members deployed to Stanage Edge near Hathersage.

Spokesman Martin Gorman said: “A young man had fallen around 10m while soloing.

“He had fractured both ankles and both wrists. After being given pain relief and having his ankles and wrists splinted he was carried down to the Plantation car park and transferred to an ambulance for transport to hospital in Sheffield.

“This job brought to 17 the number of callouts in May, which is a record for the team.

“On the first day of June, the team was back at Stanage, this time to assist a 13-year-old lad who had fallen while walking over the boulders at the foot of the crag following a day’s climbing.

“Fortunately he suffered only minor injuries and was swiftly treated and carried back to the roadside.”

Mr Gorman said there were two jobs in quick succession on Sunday.

The team was called to a mountain biker who had crashed on the bridleway between Hollins Cross and Castleton.

“He had managed to make his way down to the road to be met by an ambulance crew so the team were stood down and returned to base,” Mr Gorman said.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team at work during the rescue at Birchen Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

Edale Mountain Rescue Team at work during the rescue at Birchen Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

“Just time to make, but not drink, a cup of tea before another callout, this time to Birchen Edge near Baslow.

“A lady from North Yorkshire had fallen while leading a climb on this popular crag.

“She fractured a wrist and was also treated for potential back injuries.”

The climber was immobilised by team members and carried back to the road near the Robin Hood Inn and taken to hospital in Chesterfield.

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