A 38-year-old man from Coogee was rescued after falling three metres in the Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook on Wednesday, October 14.
An Ambulance NSW spokesman said the man fractured both his ankles and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
A large number of emergency services attended, including four Ambulance NSW crews, a specialist paramedic team flown in via helicopter, and Blue Mountains Police Rescue operators.
At about 7am, the man started walking the Glenbrook Gorge track and was rock hopping through the gorge. At about 8am, he fell three metres near the Tunnel View Lookout, landing on his feet.
"As a result of the fall the male sustained injuries to both ankles and was unable to weight bear," said Blue Mountains Police Detective Chief Inspector Scott McAlpine.
The man contacted a friend for assistance, and aided by his friend, dragged himself along the track back to the carpark for about an hour, Det Chief Insp McAlpine said.
Realising they weren't going to make it back to the carpark, at 9.30am the friend contacted 000 and requested ambulance assistance.
Paramedics and Police Rescue operators walked into the area and the man was winched out to a Toll Ambulance helicopter at about 1pm.