Mam Tor, Castleton

  • Call out for year: 37
  • Date: 17/07/20
  • Time: 5:26 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12257 83636
  • Type of incident: Walker Injured(2)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 2 hours
  • Total man hours: 30 hours

Incident report

As team members were driving home from the previous incdient at Stanage Edge, a second call out came through for a further incident on the steep south-east face of Mam Tor.

Once again members of both Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team were soon on scene to carry out the rescue. The incident involved two walkers, one of whom had taken a substantial fall from the face sustaining multiple injuries, and another was stuck high up, unable to move up or down. One group of mountain rescue personnel made their way to the foot of the slope to begin the evacuation of the fallen casualty, whilst another went to the top of Mam Tor to rig up a rope system to rescue the cragfast walker.

Due to the serious nature of the injuries of the fallen walker, helicopter evacuation was requested, and the casualty was flown to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile a team member was lowered down from the summit of Mam Tor to secure the second walker into a rescue harness before being hoisted, uninjured, up to safe ground at the top of the hill. This was a complicated rescue involving a multi-agency approach, and its success is a testament to the excellent training, and the professionalism of both team’s members, all of which are unpaid volunteers.

Our best wishes go to the family and the casualty and to .East Midlands Ambulance Service Maritime and Coastguard Agency Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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