Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme.

  • Call out for year: 35
  • Date: 14/06/17
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SJ 999 782
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 22
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 22

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 8.00 pm on Wednesday evening to assist North West Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber at Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme.  At the time Kinder M.R.T. was training at it’s base in Hayfield and also dispatched nine members and equipment to assist.  However, on arrival of Buxton’s first members, it became apparent that only limited man-power would be required and Kinder M.R.T. was stood down.

The rescue team found North West Ambulance Service already treating the 24 year old lady from Sussex for back and shoulder injuries following a fall of about 3 metres.  The casualty is believed to have been leading a route known as The Rib, Vs 5a, when she fell from the first block on the undercut.  After treatment the lady was placed on a stretcher for the short carry down to the road where the ambulance was waiting.  The casualty was then transported to a specialist trauma hospital in Manchester.

Photo credit:  BMRT.   Casualty loaded onto a stretcher and ready for the short carry to the roadside. 

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