Aldery Cliff, Earl Sterndale

  • Call out for year: 53
  • Date: 26/08/14
  • Time: 3:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 097 662
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 12

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service after a report of a rock climber having fallen at alderly cliff carry out Aug 2014 SMALLAldery Cliff.

The experienced 25 year old climber from Stone in Staffordshire is thought to have been on a route named Nettle Rash (V.S.) and was abseiling back down the crag when the accident occurred.  He fell approximately 20 feet landing on his back on a limestone ledge.

Initial treatment was completed by E.M.A.S. staff before the rescue team placed him on a stretcher for the short carry to the road.  He was then transferred to a land ambulance for the half mile journey to where the North West Air-ambulance had been able to land.  He was then flown to Wythenshaw hospital in Manchester for further examination of his back and other possible injuries.

Aldery Cliff Aug 2014 2 helimed SMALL

Photos:    Stretcher carry from under the limestone crag.    North West Air-ambulance ready for take-off.


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