Corby’s Crag

02 June 2022

A climber who was bouldering on the small crag above the main wall at Corby’s Crag when he came off. As he fell he landed on his spotter, who stepped back and landed awkwardly. While the climber was uninjured, his friend sustained a lower leg injury.

A North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust crew had stabilised the injury and as soon as sufficient Mountain Rescue resources were on scene the evacuation was underway.

A short and slightly awkward stretcher carry had the casualty safely up at the road and the crewed Ambulance within 40 minutes of the activation.

We wish the injured party well for a full and swift recovery.

The incident involved 9 Team members for 1 hour 10 minutes. A further 11 members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were stood down while travelling.