Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Saving lives in wild and remote places

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.

40: Callout Sunday, 15th October 2017

While on the PDMRO ‘foundation’ course final exercise on Hey Moss a Road Traffic Collision occurred on the A628 Woodhead pass. Kinder Mobile 1 was deployed to the scene, with a small party including our new team doctor.

The team were first on scene and provided immediate first aid and scene management. The NHS road ambulance swiftly followed and the crew and MRT Doctor worked efficiently to treat and stabilise the motorcyclist who was suffering multiple trauma injuries. With concern for a rapid evacuation Helimed was requested. The team prepared a landing site on the carriageway. Once the casualty was loaded onto the helicopter and departed, the team returned to the final stages of their training weekend.

We also send our best wishes to the motorcyclist and hope he has a speedy recover.

Phil Ridley
Training Officer

39: Callout Saturday, 7th October 2017

We were called at 20:00 to search for a walker who had reported himself lost. The initial information was sketchy so the Mountain Rescue controller instigated the Kinder plan, calling Kinder, Glossop, Edale and Buxton MRTs, along with SARDA search dogs. As the search progressed more detailed information came to light, indicating that the man was on day one of the Pennine Way. We adjusted our search patterns and the gentleman was located safe and well by Glossop team on Bleaklow and walked off the hill. The team stood down at midnight.

Thank you Sally ….

Thanks from the team to long-time Associate team Member, Supporter, Fundraiser and PR Officer Sally Barnett. 12 years association with the team and around £100K raised.