Winnats Pass, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 18
  • Date: 23/02/19
  • Time: 12:20 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13974 82803
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Total man hours: 33 hours

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service, with the transportation of a male casualty who had suffered a medical collapse.

The casualty was treated on site before being placed in a casualty bag and vacuum mattress, before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher. The stretcher was then sledged down the grassy slope, using a back rope to control the descent and then carried the final few hundred yards to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

Photo credit: Edale MRT




  1. Pete Harding

    Thank you all so much for what you did that day and every other day!! I can’t find the words to describe how greatfull I am but know that myself and family have always supported both Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance services, and will forever continue to do so.
    You are all more than appreciated.

  2. admin

    Hi Pete, good to hear that you are feeling better. BMRT

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