Horseshoe Quarry, Stoney Middleton. Photo: Trevor Littlewood CC-BY-SA-2.0

Horseshoe Quarry, Stoney Middleton. Photo: Trevor Littlewood CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber has died after falling at a Peak District Quarry.

Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out to the incident at Horseshoe Quarry near Stoney Middleton on Friday.

Both teams arrived at the site, part of which is owned by the British Mountaineering Council, soon after being alerted shortly after 3pm. Ambulance paramedics and a doctor from the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme were already at the scene.

An Edale MRT spokesperson said: “Unfortunately the patient was declared deceased from his injuries soon after. The team remained at the scene for several hours assisting the police with recovery and investigation.

“Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends at this very sad time.”

The disused limestone quarry, which is also known as Furness Quarry, has numerous bolted, sport-climbing routes and a few traditional routes.

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