Chee Tor Buttress

  • Call out for year: 54
  • Date: 30/08/08
  • Time: 4:47 pm
  • Grid ref: SK123 732
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Total man hours: 18

Incident report

Buxton mountain rescue team called following reports of a fallen climber. A 59 year old male from Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire had completed climbing Meditation on Chee Tor and abseiled off.   He had doubled his rope but one tail of the rope was not long enough and he abseiled off the rope and fell approx 10 metres sustaining  chest, arm and head injuries. Despite this he walked out to Wormhill as we were arriving on site.  Edale team who were travelling to provide assistance were stood down, Buxton team remained at scene as an air ambulance had been requested.  The casualty was treated by ambulance service paramedics and taken to the Macclesfield General Hospital by road for further treatment as no air ambulances were available.

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