Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

20: Callout Saturday 14th April 2018

As we were fund raising at Go Outdoors in Stockport, we were called to assist a young man who had sustained a suspected fractured ankle. Further to discussions with a member of the party, we knew they were well into the plateau and thus was going to involve a very long evacuation. Their position was confirmed by a SARLOC. A request was made for assistance by the Coastguard and fortunately Rescue 912 was able to come and evacuate the casualty to Sheffield for hospital treatment. We reached the remainder of the party as the aircraft left and escorted them back to the top of Jacobs Ladder where they descended back into Edale.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

19: Stand by Sunday 1st April 2018

We were alerted to a pair of lost walkers by the Duty Controller. Initially, we had no idea where they were and were unable to contact them but were aware that a relative had been in contact – so the team were put on an initial stand by till we had more information. Through broken communications with this relative, we got a better picture of what was happening and it became apparent that the pair had just found the edge path on the western edge. They then reported back to the police that they were happy now to make their own way off the hill so the team were stood down. I asked their relatives to keep in contact with us just in case.

Through continued messages, we were informed when the pair made it back into Edale at 20:30 and then when they were eventually back at their accommodation at 22:00.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

18: Callout Sunday 1st April 2018

The team were called to assist a fell runner who had been knocked unconscious whilst descending Sandy Heys. 2 Passing walkers had come to his assistance and made him comfortable whilst we were making our way there. Assistance had also been requested from the Coastguard and Rescue 912 was able to come in and take him to hospital in Sheffield for assessment.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

17: Callout Saturday 31st March 2018

The team were asked to assist in the search for a missing lady from the Sandy Lane area of Romiley. As we were gathering at Romiley Golf Club and beginning to put together a search plan, news came through that she had been found by a police unit. Our team doctor went with Glossop MRT to assess her, before she was taken back to her home to await an ambulance.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader