Mountain rescue team come to aid of fallen rock climber

Picture supplied by Buxton Mountain Rescue team.
Picture supplied by Buxton Mountain Rescue team.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a fallen rock climber last night.

The team were called at 8pm on Wednesday to assist North West Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber at Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme. At the time Kinder M.R.T was training at a base in Hayfield and also dispatched nine members and equipment to assist. However, on arrival of Buxton’s first members, it became apparent that only limited man-power would be required and Kinder M.R.T was stood down.

A spokesman for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team said: “The rescue team found North West Ambulance Service already treating the 24 year-old lady from Sussex for back and shoulder injuries following a fall of about three metres.

“The casualty is believed to have been leading a route known as The Rib, Vs 5a, when she fell from the first block on the undercut. After treatment the lady was placed on a stretcher for the short carry down to the road where the ambulance was waiting. The casualty was then transported to a specialist trauma hospital in Manchester.”