A Peak District rescue team had a busy weekend, with call-outs to climbers, a pair of walkers and a paraglider pilot.
Members of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of two climbers on Stanage Edge, one of the Peak District’s most popular climbing areas. The team was mobilised four times in all over the bank-holiday weekend.
A climber was airlifted by air ambulance yesterday, Monday, after a fall on the Left Unconquerable route at Stanage. The man’s protection came out during the fall and he sustained head and possible spinal injuries in the 6m (20ft) tumble. Team medics treated him at the scene and he was immobilised in a vacuum mattress before being hauled to the top of the crag by team members, assisted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s rope-rescue unit.
He was taken by helicopter to Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
The previous day, Sunday, a climber dislocated his knee in a fall from Stanage. He was treated at the scene by an Edale MRT doctor before being carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance which took him to the Chesterfield hospital.
A paraglider pilot needed the team’s help when he crashed on Eyam Edge on Saturday afternoon. Rescuers were called after the accident at 4.30pm. Team members and an ambulance paramedic treated him for a broken leg before stretchering him to an ambulance and which took him to hospital in Chesterfield.
And yesterday, the Edale team was called out again to deal with a woman and her daughter who had fallen while walking in Lathkill Dale, near Monyash. The air ambulance was again called to airlift the girl, who had injured her knee, to hospital. Her mother was carried by stretcher for 1.2km (¾mile) to an ambulance and then to hospital.
The family of the casualties were looked after by the owners of nearby One Ash Grange Farm.