Much more accustomed to carrying people down from Roseberry Topping, last night Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team carried someone up!
The Team discovered that one of their supporters, Keith Stubbs who has raised money for the team and is a friend of a team member, is disabled and regrets that when he was fit enough he had never managed to get up this 320m iconic local landmark.
Well it was time to put that right.
Keith, aged 71, has the rare condition Lambert-Eaton Myasthenia Syndrome, a muscle wasting condition, and was over the moon when he heard the trip up had been organised.
It was our privilege to help Keith achieve his goal.
We combined the challenge with team training and reinforced some of our stretcher carrying skills.
Keith was absolutely delighted to finally get there and took the time to catch the views across to the Cleveland Hills and down into the Tees Valley.
Keith has warmly thanked everyone for the experience and the achievement was ‘toasted’ at the top before we adopted our much more familiar practice of carrying him back downhill.
A bit of a break from our normal training sessions it was an evening that everyone thoroughly enjoyed……we wish him well.
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