Climbers saved on Peak hillside

Edale Mountain Rescue Team help a climber who fell at High Neb at Stanage Edge and suffered ankle and hip injuries.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team help a climber who fell at High Neb at Stanage Edge and suffered ankle and hip injuries.
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A CLIMBER had to be rescued in the Peak District after falling six metres down a hillside.

The man fell at High Neb, on Stanage Edge, and suffered hip and ankle injuries.

Volunteers from the Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called out and an air ambulance was also needed to fly the climber to hospital in Sheffield.

While he was being treated, the rescue team also dealt with another incident along the crag in which a climber had dislocated his shoulder.

Both men were given pain relief and stretchered off the hillside. The second climber was taken by ambulance to hospital in Chesterfield.

Earlier the same day, the rescue team had helped an ambulance crew deal with a female cyclist who had crashed in Hathersage.

As well as helping to treat the injured rider, volunteers helped marshal the air ambulance as it landed before carrying the casualty to the helicopter on a stretcher.

Following the accidents on Saturday, the rescue team was called out again on Monday to help a 64-year-old woman who had slipped and fallen while she was visiting the Blue John Cavern near Castleton.

She had fallen at the deepest point of the cave, 200ft below the entrance, and needed treatment for a back injury.

Along with the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, the Edale volunteers carefully carried the woman up the steep and narrow passage back to the surface before she was taken to hospital.