Call Out 414: Thors Cave

The team was called out to an incident at Thor’s cave in the Manifold Valley.
A couple had attempted to descend from Thor’s cave to the river however having got some way down they realised their path was too steep and loose to descend but also too tricky to return up.

A team of 8 cave rescue volunteers attended along with Derby Mountain Rescue Team and used ropes and harnesses to lower both people down to the path.

Also in attendance were Midlands Air Ambulance CharityStaffordshire Fire and Rescue and a Hazardous area response team.

Packed up and ready to return to base – Thors Cave clearly visible on the limestone crag above

Fun Fact: Thors Cave features as the cover artwork of The Verves’ first album