The man fell on Stanage Edge, one of the Peak District's most popular climbing crags

The man fell on Stanage Edge, one of the Peak District's most popular climbing crags

A climber was rescued after falling from one of the Peak District’s most popular crags.

The man fell about 8m (25ft) from Stanage Edge on Thursday.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 7.45pm to aid ambulance staff at the incident, where the man from Llangollen in north Wales had been climbing with a large group.

A team spokesperson said members were holding a trustee business meeting when the callout came. “Two vehicles responded immediately from the meeting as other team members were called out,” the spokesperson said.

“The fall caused him to pendulum into a rock slab on the ground, hitting his head. Thankfully he was wearing a helmet.

“When he was found by friends and other climbers he was face down and was unresponsive for three to four minutes. On arrival of team members he was assessed and treated for a head injury. He was then immobilised in a vacuum mattress and carried to the waiting ambulance.”

The incident was the team’s 43rd callout of the year.

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