HATHERSAGE: Climber rescued after cliff fall

Millstone Edge above Hathersage.

Millstone Edge above Hathersage.

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A CLIMBER was rescued after falling five metres and landing on a ledge.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team were called out at on Saturday after a 45-year-old woman fell on Millstone Edge above Hathersage.

The woman from York landed on a ledge around 50 feet above the ground.

A team doctor climbed on to the ledge to assess her injuries while a rope system was set up.

The climber was treated on the ledge for serious multiple fractures to both legs as well as possible pelvic and spinal injuries.

The woman was then taken to Northern General Hospital by air ambulance.