Chapel Gate Track, Rushup Edge

  • Call out for year: 69
  • Date: 26/09/10
  • Time: 11:17 am
  • Grid ref: SK 102 830
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 19
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 19

Incident report

Joint Buxton and Edale Teams’ snatch squad called to an incident involving an off-road motorcyclist.  The motorcyclist parted company with his machine whilst descending the Chapel Gate Track from Rushup Edge to the Mam Nick road.  

Early information about the exact location of the incident was poor so Edale MRT climbed up the track whilst Buxton MRT went from the top down.  Edale members were first to locate the biker and rendered first aid.  An air-ambulance attended the scene but the injuries were not considered serious enough for an aerial evacuation.  The casualty was carried on a  mountain rescue stretcher to a waiting road ambulance in the Edale Valley.

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