Horseshoe Quarry, Stoney Middleton

  • Call out for year: 42
  • Date: 24/06/15
  • Time: 2:40 pm
  • Grid ref: SK
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 4
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 4

Incident report

A 31 year old female climber from Sale, Manchester, took about a 4 metre fall from a route in Horseshoe Quarry resulting a significant rope swing into the Horseshoe Quarry June 2015rock-face.  Fortunately the lady was wearing a climbing helmet which took the brunt of the impact but still left her with suspected head and neck injuries.

Members of the Joint Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Snatch Squad assisted air ambulance paramedics to treat and carry the casualty to where the aircraft had been able to land in the quarry basin.  She was then flown to a Sheffield hospital for further treatment.

Photo Credit:  BMRT.    Air-ambulance about to take off from the quarry floor.





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