Injured woman stranded in Peak District without mobile signal

Edale MRT called out to a woman who had injured her leg on Sunday, October 25.
Edale MRT called out to a woman who had injured her leg on Sunday, October 25.

A woman who was injured while walking in the Peak District had to wait for fellow walkers to reach the nearest town for help because there was no mobile reception.

The woman had slipped while walking in Grindsbrook Clough on Sunday, causing damage to her right leg and was unable to put any weight on it.

Edale MRT called out to a woman who had injured her leg on Sunday, October 25.

Edale MRT called out to a woman who had injured her leg on Sunday, October 25.

But Edale's Mountain Rescue weren't alerted until a fellow walker of hers reached Edale Village at around 12.30pm.

A spokesperson for the MRT said: "Unfortunately there was no phone signal in the Clough.

"Two Team Members were quickly able to respond to the call from our base in Hope and start the ascent up Grindsbrook.

"The casualty was located near the top of Grindsbrook at the intersection of the right and left gullies.More team members arrived and the lady was packaged onto our stretcher. Due to the location, the easiest extraction path was actually to carry up the steep sides of Grindsbrook and head South, up to Grindsbrook Knoll. This required team members to sledge the stretcher up the steep slope to the top edge path with the aid of a back rope for security on the steep ground. Once on the top we were able to use the established footpaths to head back to Grindsbrook Booth."

And due to the location and terrain it took the teams close to four hours to complete the rescue.

This is one of the busiest years for the Edale team, at 116 incidents this year to date, making them one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in the UK.

The team also attended a callout on Saturday to a woman who injured her leg while walking.