Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

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3: Callout Sunday 15th January 2017

We were asked by Woodhead MRT to pick up a group of disorientated walkers that they had encountered whilst covering a fell race. A single vehicle was despatched to pick them up and return them to Hayfield.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

Winter’s here; take care out there

With the sudden onset of severe wintry weather, Kinder MRT would like to offer some timely advice to walkers: be prepared; check the mountain weather forecast on sites such as the Met Office (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/mountain-forecast), have a map and compass and know how to use them, take a torch and spare batteries, wear suitable clothing, allow yourself enough time to complete your walk in the daylight and always be prepared to turn around if the situation is getting difficult. By all means enjoy the hills, but please don’t take unnecessary chances

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Mountain Rescue not affected by National Park funding cuts

Following recent media coverage of funding cuts to National Parks’ budgets, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team would like to reassure the public that this will have no effect whatsoever on the service it provides. The team, manned entirely by volunteers giving up their free time to turn-out 365 days of the year to help those in need, to undertake essential training and to fund raise, is able to continue to operate due to the generosity of the public; the team would like to thank those who have donated to them or to the wider Mountain Rescue organisation.

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2: Callout Friday 6th January 2017

We were called out at 5pm to assist with a search for a pair of ladies lost on the plateau. The weather was closing in and it was reported one had lost a shoe in the peat bogs. The ladies had no idea where they were and SARLOC had failed to reach them.