Upper Burbage Valley

  • Call out for year: 23
  • Date: 28/04/11
  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 0778 0070
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 7
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 7

Incident report

A joint Buxton and Edale snatch squad was called to the Burbage valley near Ringinglow at lunch-time.

We had been tasked to assist the ambulance service with a 32 year old male from Winslow, Buckinghamshire. He was climbing on the Burbage North crags and had fallen approx 5 metres. He landed on his heels, but banged into the rock face, sustaining head injuries.

The casualty was treated on site by an air ambulance doctor and a local paramedic, then walked from the incident site to the roadside, transferred into a road ambulance and taken to hospital for checks and further treatment.

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