Mam Tor's face: 'an unstable pack of cards'. Photo: Rob Bendall

Mam Tor's face: 'a loose pack of cards'. Photo: Rob Bendall

Rescuers warned hillgoers against tackling the face of a Peak District hill after a man got stuck.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team said the face of Mam Tor is unstable and should be avoided.

The team was called out with colleagues from Buxton on Saturday afternoon when a man in his 20s made his way on to the face of the hill while trying to retrieve his dog.

An Edale team spokesperson said: “While a joint team callout was initiated with Buxton MRT, a small section of team members responding from base nearby was able to access the casualty rapidly and lead him safely from his predicament.

“Mam Tor face is, to paraphrase a climbing guidebook, like a loosely stacked deck of cards, and is best left unshuffled. We would not advise climbing on the face. It is very unstable and not a place for exploring.

“We are called out every couple of years to rescue folk who have strayed onto the face and have become stuck.”

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