Woman rescued after 65ft fall at Witches Step

Arran Mountain Rescue Team members set up a rope system to extract the casualty.

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A women had to be rescued after she fell about 65ft (20m) down a gully on the Sannox side of the Witches Step.

Members of the Arran Mountain Rescue Team were were called out just after 4.15pm last Thursday and made their way up to the area in the Argo cats from North Glen Sannox.

After locating the casualty, who was thankfully uninjured, she was warmed up and a rope system was set up to recover her to safety.


This brings the total callouts for last month to six, with two separate incidents taking place in quick succession of each other last week.

Photographs courtesy of AMRT

The teams’ Argo cat is located at the bottom of the gulley near to where the casualty fell.