Casualty stretchered off Goatfell
The Arran Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) was called out last week to assist a female walker who had sustained an ankle injury while descending from the summit of Goatfell.
Shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday August 22, two groups of team members, in both Argo- cats, made their way to the shoulder of the mountain where, after a short hike with equipment, the injured walker was located.
Following an injury assessment the woman was settled into the team stretcher and carried down to the awaiting Argocat. On arrival back at the team base she was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to the Lamlash War Memorial Hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.
A spokesperson from the rescue team said: ‘We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.’
Four days prior to this, team members responded to a callout on Saturday August 18, to go to the assistance of a male walker who had become crag-fast in the Black Cave area at Bennan Head.
Due to the location of the walker, team members had to lower themselves down to his location from the cliff top above, where he was then lifted out to safety, uninjured.
AMRT members descend the steep cliff to assist a trapped walker.
A rope system is secured to reach a crag-fast man located on the cliffs at Bennan Head.
Arran Mountain Rescue Team members secure an injured walker into a stretcher on Goatfell.