Rescuers in 'fallen climber' exercise

Thirty members of Glossop Mountain Rescue Team took part in an exercise last Sunday to find a 'fallen climber' near Stable Clough on Bleaklow. 

The team’s Peter Jozefczyk said: “The casualty suffered severe head injuries, but the location of the incident made extraction difficult. The exercise encouraged us to practise our rope skills, medical skills and team skills in a challenging location and deteriorating weather.

“We were also supported by NWAS paramedics who gave on-site instruction and training on the medical side of things.  We also had a very informative talk on mental health.”

To make the exercise more realistic volunteer casualties were given ‘wounds’. 

Peter added: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to our make-up artist Claire Arrowsmith from Creative Aesthetic and Make-up Artistry on High Street West who assisted us with our trauma scenario.”

Images by Glossop Mountain Rescue Team 

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