Kyloe in the Wood Crag

29 August 2021

The North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for a climber who had fallen whilst bouldering at Kyloe in the Wood. The climber had sustained a lower leg injury.

Three Mountain Rescue 4x4s were swiftly deployed and members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves called out.

Our 4x4 from Rothbury and local Team members arrived on scene at the same time as the Community Paramedic and the crewed Ambulance. Working together with the Ambulance Service, we assessed and treated the climber before evacuating them a short distance to the Ambulance on the forest track. The climber was transferred to the Ambulance for onward transport to hospital by shortly after 19.00hrs.

A great example of multiagency teamwork bringing the incident to a swift and successful conclusion.

Many thanks to the climber’s companions who cared for the climber until our arrival. We wish the climber well and hope they are back out on the crags very soon.

The incident involved 9 Team members for a total of 2 hours 50 minutes. A further 8 members were stood down while travelling to the RVP.