Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

33: Callout Sunday, 13th August 2017

We were called at 19:30 with a report of an injured walker in a party of four lost on Kinder. The party had started from Edale and walked up Jacob's Ladder but became lost after straying from the path on the plateau. The party were quickly located by the police helicopter as team members and search dogs deployed. The police helicopter was unable to land because of the terrain, but guided in Kinder 1, who provided casualty care. Because of the long stretcher carry over difficult ground, the coastguard S92 helicopter was used to evacuate the casualty and companions to hospital. We were assisted by Buxton MRT who walked the fourth member of the party to Edale to her car.
The team stood down at 00:30.

32: Callout Sunday 6 August 2017

We were called at 21:58 to assist in a search for a lost walker and his young son. They had walked from Edale onto Kinder Scout and had become disorientated in the deteriorating conditions. The Kinder Plan was put in place using all four local teams, with our hill parties initially covering the main western edge path. Information subsequently received put their location at the top of Fairbrook Naze off the northern edges. Glossop MRT located the pair, who were warmed and walked down to the Snake Inn. We stood down at 01:19.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader