A walker was airlifted from the Peak District’s highest fell after suffering serious injuries in a fall.
Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted late on Sunday afternoon when the woman, from Cornwall, slipped while descending Crowden Brook after a walk on Kinder Scout.
The walker had fallen about 6m (20ft) in the incident in the upper reaches of the clough, suffering head and back injuries. Due to the location and possible injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter was requested which arrived on scene shortly after mountain rescue team members.
Crowden Brook follows Crowden Clough from Upper Booth to the summit plateau of the 636m (2,087ft) hill. Anyone who has been up or down it will now how steep and dangerous it is. Therefore, if warning signs had been in place then perhaps this accident would have been averted. The Peak District National Park spend money on surveys and consultations which alot are not required – its common sense. So why not spend a few quid on signage on Kinder Scout.
Whilst I hope the injured lady is recovering quickly i trust she will be contributing towards the cost of the rescue.