Climber rescued from Trotternish Ridge


Mountain rescue personnel from Skye were called out this week after a Polish man was injured while traversing the Trotternish Ridge.

The man was in a party of four Polish medics who had set out from Flodigarry on Sunday for a two-day walk on the popular climbing route.

Having camped out on the first night the group set off on Monday to complete the ridge by walking from Beinn Edra to the Storr. However, their progress ended when one of the party fell while carrying heavy equipment. He sustained an injury later revealed to be a dislocated shoulder.

In total 12 members of the Skye MRT were called out to attend, escorting the stricken climber on foot, before he was transferred initially to hospital in Portree and then on to Broadford.

The rescue lasted for some five hours, with the alarm first raised just after 5pm.