The climber fell from Scout Crag, Great Langdale. Photo: Les Hull CC-BY-SA-2.0

The climber fell from Scout Crag, Great Langdale. Photo: Les Hull CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber was rescued after falling from a Lakeland crag and injuring both ankles.

The 33-year-old was on lower Scout Crag in Great Langdale today when he fell about 4m (13ft), landing on his feet.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the scene, near Stickle Barn, about 3.20pm.

A team spokesperson said: “There is potential for a fall of this nature to cause other injuries, masked by the pain in the ankles, so the man was splinted in a full-body vacuum splint as a precaution and then evacuated to the air ambulance waiting in the valley bottom.

“He was then flown to hospital.”

The two-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer team members.

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