Conies Dale. Peak Forest.

  • Call out for year: 059
  • Date: 5/07/23
  • Time: 4:51 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 11600 80200
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 14
  • Time taken: 3 Hours 30 Mins
  • Total man hours: 49 Hours

Incident report

A group of experienced climbers were enjoying a selection of challenging boulder problems on a small crag in Conies Dale. During a difficult move over the overhang, one of the group lost his hold resulting in a fall of about 3 metres. Although he landed on a bouldering mat, it was unfortunately an awkward landing resulting in a painful knee injury.

Team members arrived at the designated meeting location at Sweetknoll Farm and then made their way to the casualty’s location.

Casualty care first aid was provided by the team. The climber was given pain relief and a box splint applied to the leg before being loaded onto the team stretcher.

The casualty was then evacuated on the stretcher through the uneven rocky limestone dale to Conies Farm to wait for the arrival of the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

We’d like to extend our thanks to both Sweetknoll Farm and Conies Farm for allowing us to gain access to the casualty.

We would also like to send our best wishes to the casualty for a speedy recovery.

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