Edale team members at the scene of the climber's fall. Photo: Edale MRT

Edale team members at the scene of the climber's fall. Photo: Edale MRT

Two climbers from the same group suffered serious injuries in falls from a popular Peak District crag within a short time of each other.

A 58-year-old woman was climbing on Stanage Edge on Sunday when she fell about 5m (16ft) from a route on Stanage End, fracturing her spine.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out and its members treated her at the site before she was carefully extricated and taken to the top of the crag and the waiting Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance which flew her to hospital in Sheffield.

As the team was completing the rescue, a 44-year-old man fell 8m (26ft) from a route in the High Neb area of Stanage. He landed on his feet but broke both ankles.

Edale MRT spokesman Martin Gorman said: “He was splinted and given pain relief before being carried down to the road for a rather longer journey to the same hospital by road.”

Rescuers stretcher one of the climbers from Stanage. Photo: Edale MRT

Rescuers stretcher one of the climbers from Stanage. Photo: Edale MRT

Earlier in the week, the team went to the aid of a couple of walkers who got lost and then literally bogged down on moorland near Moscar, and also helped colleagues from Woodhead MRT and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service rescue a mountain biker who crashed in Grenoside Woods near Sheffield.

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