Monday 12th September 2011
On Saturday at 3pm Derbyshire Police called out the team to a climbing accident at Curbar Edge.
As is commonplace at the weekend two-team vehicles were already crewed participating in team activities. The first team members were on scene within 20 minutes of being alerted by the police.
On attending it was found that a male climber had fallen approximately 20 feet / 6 metres whilst leading a route in the Avalanche Wall area. His protection had held the initial fall but then had given way, causing him to fall to the ground.
Team members treated him for lower back pain before carrying him to the top of the crag, assisted by a group of nearby climbers, where an air ambulance was waiting.
Later than evening at 6:40pm, the team were called, along with Buxton MRT to an injured walker in Grindsbrook above Edale. The walker had slipped whilst descending into Edale and suffered a dislocated shoulder. He was located just below Halfway Rocks, and was in a significant amount of pain from his injury. After being given pain relief his arm was secured in the most comfortable position and he was loaded onto a stretcher.
Team members then carried him down to Grindslow House where an EMAS ambulance was waiting to convey him to hospital.
As team members were walking back to the team vehicles and packing kit away from the previous incident, they were alerted to another walker in trouble just above Edale Rocks, at around 9:30pm.
A 66-year-old walker had rung for help after he had become hypothermic and exhausted after a day on the hill.
A small group of team members were sent up Jacob's Ladder to locate him and assess his condition.
Kinder MRT were also contacted as they can drive up to Edale Cross from their side of the hill. Both sets of team members met up at Edale Cross and located the walker.
He was given treatment by team members and carried a short distance to Kinder's Land Rover. He was then driven down to Hayfield for further treatment and onward transport, whilst Edale and Buxton members had a stroll back down Jacobs Ladder into the Edale valley.
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