The climber fell a considerable distance on Great Gable

The climber fell a considerable distance on Great Gable

Rescuers were called to Great Gable for the second day in succession to deal with an injured climber.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.10pm on Sunday after a lead climber fell a considerable distance on Tophet Wall on Napes.

A team spokesperson said: “He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there were some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid – well done lads.”

The Prestwick Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and its crew treated the injured man at the scene.

The Wasdale MRT spokesperson said: “We packaged the casualty and he was flown to Carlisle hospital for further treatment.” The team spokesperson thanked those involved.

On Saturday, a climber suffered leg injuries when he fell from Gable Crag on the opposite side of the mountain. The Buxton man was with climbing partner when the incident happened.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team went to their aid and the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter airlifted the two men from the mountainside.

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