The man fell on the rocky section of the ascent route from Brackenbottom to Pen-y-ghent's summit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man fell on the rocky section of the ascent route from Brackenbottom to Pen-y-ghent's summit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers had an early morning callout when a Yorkshire Three Peaks walker took a tumble and injured himself.

The 60-year-old man briefly lost consciousness when he fell about 2m on Pen-y-ghent on Saturday, landing on his head, shoulder and arm.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted about 5am and members went to the scene on the steep rocky path below the summit of the 694m (2,277ft) hill, where he was treated for injuries to his shoulder, wrist and head.

He was stretchered down the rocky shoulder of the fell to a team Land Rover as hundreds of Three Peaks Challenge walkers passed in the opposite direction.

He was then transferred to an ambulance waiting at Brackenbottom at the foot of the hill.

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