We were called out on Christmas Day to assist a walker who had slipped on ice on Kinder Low, fracturing her hip and injuring her wrist. With a description of their location we despatched a search dog, supported by a number of hill parties. The lady and partner were located on top of Kinder Low east of the burial cairn.
We were unable to get a Land Rover beyond Stony Ford on the Edale Track due to the ice. HM Coastguard helicopter Rescue 912 responded to our request for assistance but upon arrival the cloud base had lowered a little, so they were unable to reach the casualty site and hovered over Stony Ford, before having to return to their base.
We sledged the casualty down from Kinder Low to Stony Ford and carried her in our stretcher down to our vehicles at Moorgate. She was brought down to our base in Hayfield and handed over to an ambulance crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service who took her to hospital. We then returned to our families to enjoy the evening and turkey dinners!
We send our best wishes and hope that she makes a quick recovery. This was the third mountain rescue incident in the Peak District on Christmas Day. Our friends in Buxton and Edale Mountain Rescue Teams having both been out earlier in the day to rescue people. Please do take care whilst out enjoying the hills over the festive period.
- Time: 14:58
- Type: Mountain incident
- Location: Kinder Low
- Team members: 22 plus HMCG Rescue 912
- Duration: 4.5hrs
- Volunteer hours: 99
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 3,473
Neil Woodhead, Team Leader