Mam Tor Old Road, north west of Castleton

  • Call out for year: 14
  • Date: 16/03/20
  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13440 83537
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 16
  • Time taken: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Total man hours: 23 hours

Incident report

The team received an early Monday afternoon callout to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a ‘joint snatch’ incident near Mam Tor.

The casualty was on holiday, and had been enjoying a walk in the sunshine on the Great Ridge. Unfortunately they slipped on the muddy ground and suffered an ankle injury.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance had been asked to attend, and had landed on the ridge, some way and above the casualty. Helicopter medics treated the casualty before team members placed them in a casualty bag (warm sleeping bag) and then carried them on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting helicopter for onward transport to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further investigation.

We wish the casualty a swift recovery.


  1. Helen Keats

    Thank you so much. This was me with my husband & daughter. You were all amazing.
    We are used to this sort of terrain as we often hike on Dartmoor or along the coast, however it wasn’t to be on Monday.
    Please pass on my thanks to all involved

  2. Amber

    Thank you for helping my mum, she is now recovering in hospital with a story to tell. I appreciate all the help you all gave on Monday it was such a relief to see you all arrive.
    Thank you

  3. Richard Doran

    Hello Amber, Thank you for letting us know your mum is recovering, and will be able to enjoy the wonderful Peak District at some point in the future.

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