Bram Crag Quarry , St John’s in the Vale (38)

Callout Time: 2:33 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAA

A climber slipped whilst trying to clip her rope into bolt protection near the top of a sport climb in Bram Crag Quarry. Although her belayer held the fall there was an impact against the rock which caused back and rib injuries. With the help of a couple of others the climber was lowered to the ground and a call made for assistance. The belayer happened to be a GP and was able to provide a detailed diagnosis whilst team members made their way to the quarry. Due to the nature of the injuries helimed support was requested and the North West Air Ambulance responded. After a further medical assessment pain relief was provided and the climber was stretchered a short distance to the helicopter which managed to land in the quarry.

18 team members – 2 hours 17 minutes