Pym’s Chair

  • Call out for year: 62
  • Date: 1/09/17
  • Time: 12:58 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 0877 8696
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 18
  • Time taken: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Total man hours: 58.5

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.00 pm on Friday 1st September following the report of an injured walker near to Crowden Tower on Kinder Scout.

Ten members and two vehicles left fundraising at Chatsworth Park and another eight local members responded to the call-out.  Whilst travelling to the incident the nature of the call became clearer.  The actual location of the incident site was Pym’s Chair and whilst the injuries were incapacitating they were not life threatening so therefore not warranting a helicopter.  With a long stretcher carry inevitable assistance was requested from our neighbouring teams, Kinder M.R.T. at Hayfield and Edale M.R.T..                                                                                                                     

Buxton members rendezvoused at Upper Booth and climbed with all the equipment via Jacob’s Ladder to the casualty site.   A 49 year old man from Stone, Staffordshire, had been walking with a friend when a simple slip resulted in a suspected broken ankle.   Following treatment and pain relief by team members the man was placed on a stretcher for the journey back to Upper Booth.   Kinder and Edale members joined the rescue party for a rope controlled steep descent of The Cloughs and the final carry back to Lee House Farm where an East Midlands Ambulance was waiting.  Following further assessment by the ambulance crew the man was conveyed to Macclesfield Hospital.

The casualty later sent a Twitter to the team; “Difficult to put into words how grateful I am for your help today.  I have a broken ankle but I am home.  Thank you all so much.”

To watch video of this call-out go to:  https://vimeo.com/232145978

Photo credits:  Top, from the casualty’s own Twitter to the team.   Lower, BMRT:  Members from three teams working together for the steep descent towards Upper Booth. 

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