Rescuers at the site on Bleaklow. Photo: Glossop MRT

Rescuers at the site on Bleaklow. Photo: Glossop MRT

Two teams went to the aid of a walker who injured himself in a remote part of the Peak District’s second-highest hill.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.20pm on Wednesday after the 80-year-old suffered a dislocated knee and lacerations at Bleaklow Stones.

The Glossop team sent in a fast party of rescuers from Snake Summit to the site, 620m (2,034ft) up on the Bleaklow plateau, while members of Woodhead MRT made their way up Far Black Clough from the North.

A Glossop team spokesperson said: “On arrival at the casualty scene, we were able to treat the male for his injuries and evacuate him down Far Black Clough track to the team’s ambulance.

The walker is stretchered from the hill. Photo: Glossop MRT

The walker is stretchered from the hill. Photo: Glossop MRT

“He was then driven down to Woodhead Cottages and transferred to an ambulance, and on to Tameside General Hospital.

“Bleaklow Stones is one of the most remote places within GMRT’s area, so a stretcher carry from this remote location can take a long time”

In the winter of 2009-10 we had a similar incident, but because of extreme weather and no available air assets, it took over five hours battling through deep snow.”

Wednesday’s rescue was accomplished by team members in t-shirts and shorts.

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