Thursday, 6 October 2011

Kinder Scout - Video by Terrybnd

A great little video of the one and only unique Kinder Scout, very professionally shot and edited by Terrybnd.

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Great stuff Terry :)

Shrewsbury climber rescued after falling - Hen Cloud!



A Shropshire man has been rescued by ambulance staff and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team after falling whilst in Staffordshire.

The man fell whilst climbing on Hen Cloud above the Roaches near Leek in the Peak District at around 4.20pm on Monday afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, the paramedic from the response vehicle and one of the managers climbed a steep slope to the foot of some crags to where the patient was.

“The 28 year old Shrewsbury man had been climbing with a friend. The ambulance staff were told that he fell when a climbing peg came out of the rock face and he dropped approximately 20 feet onto the rocks below.
“The man had suffered a suspected fractured right ankle. He was given pain relief and had his ankle splinted.
“Initially the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafforshire had been dispatched to the incident but due to the high winds, fading light and weather closing in, it wasn’t safe for the helicopter to land.

The mountain rescue team arrived with a specialist stretcher and together with the ambulance staff brought the man down using paths. 

“The man was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene along with the mountain rescue team.