Team members stretcher the climber from Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

Team members stretcher the climber from Stanage Edge. Photo: Edale MRT

A Peak District mountain rescue team clocked up its 100th callout of the year today when a climber fell from Stanage Edge, breaking his leg.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3pm to aid the man, who fell between 2m and 3m at the popular crag, suffering an open fracture to his leg and ankle.

A team spokesperson said: “As the first team members were arriving so were the crew of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance which was carrying one of our team doctors.

“The male was given strong analgesia before having his injury re-aligned and splinted. He was then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the roadside. The helicopter had relocated enabling a rapid transfer to Sheffield once again.”

Team members tend to the injured mountain biker. Photo: Edale MRT

Team members tend to the injured mountain biker. Photo: Edale MRT

The team was earlier called out to a man who crashed his mountain bike while taking part in a charity event, one of whose recipients was the Edale team.

He came off his machine on ‘The Beast’ bridleway at Hope Cross near Ladybower Reservoir.

The spokesperson said: “Having gone over the handlebars landing heavily, he was treated by team members for possible neck and pelvic injuries as well as a laceration to his knee.

“With assistance from marshals of the event he was carried down to the rendezvous point near to the A57 for onward transfer to Sheffield Northern General hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.”

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