The pleasant weather over the region this weekend brought out the visitors to the Peak District National Park and along with it saw Edale Mountain Rescue Team in action when a climber fell from Stanage Edge.
As luck would have it, team members were out on a training exercise nearby. This allowed them to respond rapidly. The climber was treated by medics from the Derbyshire Rutland and Leicester Air Ambulance, before being carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the helicopter and onward transfer to the hospital. The kit was then packed away, and the team continued its training exercise.
The busy weekend continued on Sunday as the Team provided safety cover for the popular Edale Skyline fell race. Luckily none of the 296 competitors needed the Team’s assistance with a sunny day being enjoyed by all!
Edale Mountain Rescue Team is staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by public donations. Like other MRTs in England and Wales we receive no financial support from National or Local Government. One of the busiest teams in the country, attending around 100 incidents a year, the Team operates in the busiest part of the Peak District National Park, itself the second most visited National Park in the world. The team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2016 saw the Team attend 122 separate incidents, maintaining the Team's position as one of the busiest in England and Wales.