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2010-08-17 23:26:17
Mountain Rescue - Glendalough
Wicklow Mountain Rescue performed a rescue of note on Saturday last, 14th August that will be of interest to those familiar with Glendalough or who plan to visit the remarkable valley. The popular Miner’s Track leads along the north side of the Upper Lake and brings the walker to the ruins of the Miners Village before climbing alongside the Glenealo River. This is the route taken by those going to or coming from a circuit of Glendalough along the Spink boardwalk. The rescue occurred amongst the crags and scree slopes of the northern cliffs which tower above the Miner’s Village. Mountain Rescue responded to a call for assistance from a woman who had informed the National Park staff and emergency services that her husband had become stuck in the crags (known as becoming ‘crag-fast’) while scrambling with his 20yr-old son.

Both Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team attended the scene. A rope rescue was put in place and a rescuer was lowered from above to secure the stranded man. Unable to move, the man in his 50's could have fallen to severe injury without the intervention of the rescue service. Once he was suitably roped and secured he was raised from his position to a secure area. From here another five rescuers were able to assist him back through the scree to the valley floor. Thankfully both the rescued and rescuers all made a safe descent.

As usual our appreciation and thanks should go to those Mountain Rescue team members who went into the hills to bring others to safety
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