Stanage Edge

  • Call out for year: 36
  • Date: 17/07/20
  • Time: 3:45 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 24019 83574
  • Type of incident: Climber Injured(1)
  • Team members involved: 9
  • Time taken: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Total man hours: 20 hours

Incident report

The team was called out late afternoon to assist our colleagues at Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a fallen climber.

A climber had fallen whilst climbing a route on Mississippi Wall on Stanage Edge, and sustained injuries after hitting the ground.

For mid-week callouts it is common for both teams to link together to provide a larger pool of team members to attend the scene. Initial medical treatment was provided by mountain rescue personnel, before the casualty was placed onto a vacuum mattress for the stretcher evacuation to the roadside. Medical personnel from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance were able to take over the treatment at this stage, before evacuation by air to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

The vehicles then returned to Base for cleaning and preparation for the next callout. As ever we are grateful for the support of members of the public who waited patiently whilst we carried out the rescue, and hope they were able to get on with their enjoyment of the Peak District National Park.

We also send our good wishes to the casualty and hope for a speedy recovery from his injuries.

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