Hollins Cross, north west of Castleton

  • Call out for year: 16
  • Date: 3/04/21
  • Time: 3:10 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 13337 83690
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 20
  • Time taken: 1 hour 4 minutes
  • Total man hours: 20 hours

Incident report

Mam Tor, with its broken road, is a well-known walking location at the head of the beautiful Hope valley. The path traversing the bottom of Mam Tor gives a good link up to Hollins Cross, providing a short and popular walk around the hill. The path crosses a few brooks where the ground can be boggy, uneven and unstable.

While out walking the casualty had attempted to jump across one of the boggy streams and had landed awkwardly sustaining a serious lower leg injury. A 999 call was made to Derbyshire Constabulary requesting help and the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation – PDMRO Duty Controller called out both Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams, as the latter was already providing assistance to another casualty on nearby Win Hill.

Members of both teams arrived at the Mam Farm rendezvous point and climbed the path to Hollins Cross to assist the fallen walker. After receiving much needed medical care and pain relief the casualty was placed onto a mountain rescue stretcher and carried back down to the broken road, where an East Midlands Ambulance Service was waiting to continue the journey to hospital and further treatment.

Other members of the party were then able to walk back to their vehicles further down the road.

Equipment was then cleaned as per our Covid-19 protocols and the vehicles returned to their respective bases.

We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and hope the group can return soon to enjoy the views from Mam Tor.

As team members arrived at this incident, a further callout occurred leading to the deployment of the Buxton drone team to assist with incident 17 on Rushup Edge.

Peak District National ParkDerbyshire Fire & Rescue Service

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