Jacob’s Ladder

  • Call out for year: 33
  • Date: 7/06/17
  • Time: 5:20 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 081 862
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 23
  • Time taken: 3 hours
  • Total man hours: 66

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called-out at 5.20 pm on Wednesday 7th June following a report to police of an injured walker on the southern end of Kinder Scout.

Twenty-three members responded to the call rendezvousing near to Upper Booth in the Edale Valley.   A twenty year old lady from Sheffield had slipped on the descent from Swines Back and suffered an ankle injury.  She had bravely tried to walk on but the pain stopped her progressing more than a few metres.

Team members climbed to the location with medical equipment and a stretcher.  Her injury was assessed by team casualty carers before being splinted ready for the carry back to the valley.  The seriousness of the injury could not be determined so, erring on the side of caution, it was treated as a fracture.   The lady was carried by rescue stretcher down Jacob’s Ladder and through to Lee House Farm.  There she was transferred into a team vehicle for the short drive to Upper Booth.  Owing to the unavailability of an ambulance at the current time private arrangements were made for family to convey her to hospital for further assessment.

Photo Credit: BMRT.   The carry-off approaching a gate on the Jacob’s Ladder descent.

 

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