We were called at 19:30 to assist a walker suffering chest pain at the top of Ashop Head on the Kinder Plateau. We dispatched a fast response party and then a second, back-up party. Fortunately, Helimed were able to attend and air lifted the casualty direct to hospital before we arrived on scene. Our concern switched to the well being of the rest of the party, who had already started walking off the hill. We were able to meet them on their decent and escort them to their car.
Type: Mountain Incident
Location: Ashop Head, Kinder Scout
Team members: 12 plus Helimed
Duration: 2.75 hours
Volunteer hours: 33
Total volunteer hours for the year: 1,660.5
Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader