Mam Tor, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 11
  • Date: 21/02/09
  • Time: 2:15 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 1319 8360
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 7
  • Time taken: 1 hour
  • Total man hours: 7

Incident report

Members of an Edale, and Buxton Mountain Rescuem-tor-2 snatch squad assisted East Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of a woman who had been blown over by extreme winds.  The 54 year old woman from Kerridge near Bollington, Macclesfield had been walking on the old road from Blue John Mine to Odin Mine when a strong gust blew her from her feet.  The lady, who suffered head injuries, was treated on site by rescue team first aiders and then carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance for transport to hospital. 

This is the third incident recently where people have been injured as a result of being blown from their feet on and around Mam Tor.  The Tor and land above Treak Cliff Cavern suffers the full force of wind blowing down the Hope Valley which is then forced upwards as it hits the rising hillside. m-tor-small1

Photos:  Top: remnants of the old A class road up Mam Tor closed 40 years ago because of subsidence.   Bottom: casualty being transferred from a mountain rescue stretcher to the ambulance.

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