We were called at 16:15 to an unconscious casualty on Jacob’s Ladder. Initially there was some ambiguity about the exact location, so Buxton and Edale MRT were also called to approach from the Edale side. We dispatched a fast response party in our landrover to the top of Jacob’s Ladder via Edale Cross. As the party disembarked and began the walk down Jacob’s Ladder, we were informed that Helimed 54 had become available and was able to land near the casualty. The casualty recovered sufficiently to walk down with the Helimed crew to the waiting Buxton & Edale Teams.
Type: Mountain Incident
Location: Jacob’s Ladder, Kinder Scout
Team members: 12
Duration: 1.5 hours
Volunteer hours: 18
Total volunteer hours for the year: 2626.5
Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader