A MAN sustained critical injuries after falling more that 30m from Broad Stand, between Scafell and Scafell Pike.

The climber was treated for serious head, chest leg injuries after the incident on Sunday by a Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doctor and team doctors from Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT).

A GNAAS spokesperson said Rescue 177 from the Royal Navy also attended, but was not able to winch the casualty from the scene due to his location.

He was stabilised at the scene and then carried up to an air ambulance by Wasdale MRT and members of the public.

The man was anaesthetised and flown to the major trauma centre at Royal Preston Hospital.