Parkhouse Hill, Glutton

  • Call out for year: 51
  • Date: 24/08/14
  • Time: 9:55 am
  • Grid ref: SK 079 669
  • Type of incident: Walker Medical(1)
  • Team members involved: 12
  • Time taken: 1.5 hours
  • Total man hours: 18

Incident report

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to rendezvous at Glutton Bridge Garage on the Buxton to Longnor road following the report of aPark House call Aug 2014  2 SMALL man having collapsed on Parkhouse Hill.

The casualty was a 67 year old man from Leicester, who is a regular visitor to the Peak District, had been walking with his family.  He is a known sufferer of Parkinson’s Disease and had become exhausted in his ascent of Parkhouse Hill.   Team members quickly climbed the steep limestone hill and administered oxygen.  As the man began to regain his strength he was placed on a rescue stretcher and gently carried down from the summit into Dowel Dale from where he was taken home by his family.

Team members were familiar with this area as The High Sheriff’s Walk passed by this magnificent, short but very sharp, ridge only last Friday. Park House call Aug 2014 SMALL

Photos:  top – An unusually sharp ridge line for the Peak District.  Middle –  Casualty about to be taken down the hillside from the ridge with the use of a simple rope system.   Lower –   Casualty party approaching the roadside.



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