The climber died after a fall on Raven Crag, right, and Rosthwaite Fell. Photo: Colin Kinnear CC-BY-SA-2.0

The climber died after a fall on Raven Crag, right, and Rosthwaite Fell. Photo: Colin Kinnear CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber has died after falling from a route in the Lake District.

The man was leading the climb on Glaramara yesterday when he fell and suffered serious injuries.

Other climbers at the scene went to the aid of the man after he fell on the first pitch on Raven Crag Buttress, overlooking The Combe in Borrowdale, and suffered head injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, which was hosting an open day at its base, was called out about 11.50am and team members were mobile within two minutes of the alarm being raised.

An RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter, which was in the area, also flew to the scene, north of Glaramara.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “Despite the strenuous efforts of other climbers at the scene, and the Sea King paramedic, he was pronounced dead by the receiving hospital.”

Raven Crag Buttress is a Very Difficult-rated rock-climbing route on the crag.

The 3¾-hour rescue involved 22 Keswick MRT members.

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