Nether Tor, Kinder Scout, Edale

  • Call out for year: 80
  • Date: 14/11/21
  • Time: 12:49 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12250 87580
  • Type of incident: Fell runner Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 15
  • Time taken: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Total man hours: 48 hours

Incident report

The Edale Valley is a superb location in which residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, and Buxton MRT and Edale Mountain Rescue Team are on hand when things don’t quite go to plan. Joint callouts are commonplace to provide sufficient team members to deal with incidents safely and this weekend was no exception.

Both teams were busy today working together to carry out rescues on Nether Tor and then Mam Tor. In the first instance a fell runner training for the Edale Skyline Race slipped sustaining a lower leg injury on the southern edge path close to Nether Tor. Initial reports suggested the casualty was unable to make further progress, so a stretcher, full medical kit and other equipment were carried up to the edge of the plateau to carry out the rescue.

As the stretcher party and casualty were descending a cacophony of phone ring tones went off alerting the teams to a further callout on Mam Tor. Team members who had not attended the first callout were now required to make their way to the second call out.

Once the Nether Tor casualty was on more straightforward terrain further team members were released to make a rapid descent to the valley floor and head to Mam Tor.

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