Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

Pain and pride …

A month in which we remember the loss of Ken Blakeman but celebrate his posthumous award of a Community Heroes Award from Stockport Council

43: Callout Saturday, 28th October 2017

We were called by the Duty Controller at 11.04 with a request to assist Buxton MRT. Derby MRT and SARDA were also being asked to assist. The search was for a high risk misper in an extensive area. As search areas were being planned the misper was located. We stood down at 11.59

42: Callout Thursday, 26th October 2017

We were called at 18.06 to locate a father and two sons who had become disorientated whilst walking from Edale to Crowden. We were fortunate to pinpoint their location using SARLOC, which was near the top of the Sandy Heys path onto Kinder. Having spoken to the party, who were fit and well but tired and lost, they kept warm and sheltered in their now known location. A fast response party was despatched and they were able to locate and walk the party off the hill. After cups of tea they were taken to Chinley station to catch a train back to Sheffield. The team stood down at 21.30

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

41: Callout Friday, 20th October 2017

We were called at 12:30 to assist a lady who had become stuck in the peat bog whilst on her Duke of Edinburgh award hike. Fortunately, some members of the team had just come of the hill and so we were able to deploy quickly. However, as we were driving up the Edale Cross track we received a message that the casualty had been released from the bog by a passer by and was safe and well. We were able to turn round and return to base, completing at 13:30.