- Ladlow rocks death.
I was up near there yesterday, and It was chucking it down at the time I saw the helicopter and heard all the sirens, I did just wonder what was going on, I have lived round there all my life and I have never known there was a route up there, its hard enough walking it, really sad news all the samePosted 4 years agoradarMember
Thoughts are with friends and family.
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or find your local team here: http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/teams-and-regions/teamsPosted 4 years agomtMember
It’s no worse than many places but it is really steep ground dropping from the top of Laddow down towards Crowden/Longdendale.
Laddow rocks are an interesting place to climb and one of the earliest places people crag climbed in England. Spectacular position and easy to underestimate. You can see the crags from the trans pennine trail if you look north once level with Crowden.Posted 4 years agoFluff66Member
Yep – It is part of the pennine way. Rare to see many people up there and never seen another biker, but locals do hit it from time to time.Posted 4 years ago
Heard the helicopter go over or gaff at ~midday yesterday. Very sad news.
As Banks says, it’s not exactly ‘novice’ territory – You’d most likely be up there on a bike only if you knew the area and enjoyed “bigger” days out biking. So can’t help but think this is gonna be a local rider.
As others said – quite a drop to Laddow. We also had some pretty heavy rain on Sunday am which would have affected riding conditions.
Condolences to family and friends and some special thoughts also for the MRT who went out to him.excitable1Member
Always hits a nerve when I hear of a death of another MTB’r, especially when they’re out doing the sort of trails that I like to do on my own. As has been said already, heartfelt condolences go out to their family and friends. RIP.
I’d planned a route up on the Peaks but because of bit of man flu I slept through my alarm. Before I woke up though I had a nightmare about riding through a gap in some stones and ending up hanging off an outcrop to stop a fall down a cliff face and couldn’t move from where I was. I jibbed the ride and did a local HT ride instead. Don’t worry I’m not doing a silly X file premonition thing and I don’t want to belittle the tragedy here, just a weird coincidence is all !!!Posted 4 years ago
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