Our second call of the day was more traditional than our first. A group of five fit young men had gone for a walk around the Southern Edge of Kinder. On the way back, one gentleman’s legs completely seized up and he was unable to walk any further. His friends carried him part of the way back before admitting defeat and calling Mountain Rescue.
We had a location from Sarcall PhoneFind putting them towards the top of Jacob’s Ladder. Our first party arrived on scene to assess and treat the casualty. The second party arrived with the stretcher and also the team doctor. After further assessment, we were able to wheel the casualty down Jacob’s Ladder on our stretcher. We met our vehicles on the level track at the bottom. Our vehicles transported the casualty and his friends back to their cars in Edale.
Type: Mountain Incident
Location: Jacob’s Ladder, Kinder Scout
Team members: 21
Duration: 3.7 hours
Volunteer hours: 77.7
Total volunteer hours for the year: 82.9
Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader