Ropework exercise - A'Chir gully

May 5, 2014

Yesterday morning the team headed to the A'Chir ridge area to carry out a mock rescue and ropework exercise.

 

The ground around A'chir is nutoriously steep and the ridge itself poses a few tricky sections which without the correct equipment and scrambling skills, people can get into difficulty.

 

Team search dog Ruby helped to locate a casualty who had become cragfast in the mist and team members worked to evacuate the person to safety.

 

Training in this sort of steep,exposed ground is good practice for real life rescues and safety is paramount for everyone involved.

 

Callouts

 

The team has had three callouts over the past few weeks

 

25/04/2014 - The team were called out on the evening of the 25th to search for a missing 

                    person.

                    Stood down a short while later.

 

27/04/2014 - Callout to assist a female on the Goat fell path who had slipped and injured her

                    ankle. Team members evacuated the casualty off the hill by stretcher and she was

                    then transferred to an awaiting ambulance for further treatment.

 

03/05/2014- On Saturday afternoon the team were called to help a male walker who had         

                   slipped near Goat fell and fallen onto an exposed area.

                   Due to the seriousness of his position and nature of injuries the casualty was 

                   airlifted to safety.

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