Aldery Cliff, Earl Sterndale
- Call out for year: 53
- Date: 26/08/14
- Time: 3:45 pm
- Grid ref: SK 097 662
- Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
- Team members involved: 12
- Time taken: 1
- Total man hours: 12
The experienced 25 year old climber from Stone in Staffordshire is thought to have been on a route named Nettle Rash (V.S.) and was abseiling back down the crag when the accident occurred. He fell approximately 20 feet landing on his back on a limestone ledge.
Initial treatment was completed by E.M.A.S. staff before the rescue team placed him on a stretcher for the short carry to the road. He was then transferred to a land ambulance for the half mile journey to where the North West Air-ambulance had been able to land. He was then flown to Wythenshaw hospital in Manchester for further examination of his back and other possible injuries.
Photos: Stretcher carry from under the limestone crag. North West Air-ambulance ready for take-off.