Baslow Edge. Photo: Stephen Burton CC-BY-SA-2.0

Baslow Edge. Photo: Stephen Burton CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling from a Peak District crag.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm on Thursday when the man fell from Baslow Edge.

A team spokesperson said: “Initial reports were the male was unconscious from a head injury, having fallen from the top.”

Team members who had been alerted to an injured walker elsewhere in the national park, made their way to the climbing incident. The spokesperson said: “Team members diverted to Curbar Gap car park, along with [East Midlands Ambulance Service] paramedics and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

“Once on scene team members assisted the aircrew and carried the male back to the top of the crag for transfer by air to the regional major trauma centre in Sheffield.”

The call to help occurred while the team was dealing with a callout to a walker with a suspected broken ankle on a footpath near the village of Hope.

The team spokesperson said: “Following some investigative work confirming their likely location, members from Edale and colleagues from Buxton Mountain Rescue Team responded.

“Our first team Paramedic met with two members of the party on the Edale road and was directed to the location.”

At that point, the Edale team received a request to aid the fallen climber and team members were diverted to that.

The spokesperson said: “Following assessment of the injury by our paramedic, the male from Bamford was carried down to the roadside by members of Buxton MRT and our two members who remained at this incident.”

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