Grindsbrook Gorge, Edale

  • Call out for year: 49
  • Date: 17/07/10
  • Time: 12:53 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 1068 8738
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(3)
  • Team members involved: 11
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 22

Incident report

Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams called to Edale following a report of a family from Manchester believed to be suffering from hypothermia.  The family was initially located by a National Park Ranger in Grindsbrook Gorge, one of the steepest parts of the popular routes on to Kinder Scout.  A passing doctor diagnosed an infant being carried in a papoose as being hypothermic, very cold and wet.

The weather was of heavy showers with a strong winds and occasional hail and it was paramount to get the family party off the hill and away for specialist treatment.  Yorkshire Air-ambulance was able to land at the bottom of the gorge and mum and baby were flown out to a Rotherham hospital for further care.  The father was assisted back to Edale but did not require treatment.

One comment

  1. Karl Roberts

    The common sense of some people astound me. I had taken my 8 year old for her irst day out in the hills and the weather was that bad we actually walked off the hill at mid-day. to my astonishment two men were walking up Jacobs Ladder dressed in training shoes, 3/4 length trouser ands sweatshirts carrying nothing else. One of the men asked me “which way to the waterfall”? I tried to explain that the weather was appauling on top of Kinder scout but they just carried on. When will people learn and be responsible and not put other people in danger!

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