Category: co2009

Call Out 25 7th November

We were called out at about 8.30pm to look for three young men who were lost on Kinder, trying to get back to Edale. Having spoken to a controller, they described their position as near rocks. We guessed this to be in the region of Kinder Low or Edale Rocks. Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Callout 7.11.09

Every year, we are involved in manning the gates and helping with the collection at the New Mills bonfire.  I had just returned home from helping out and was in the middle of letting off a few of our own rockets in the garden, when my phone went off.  The Read More…

Callout 24. 20-Oct-2009

This is the first callout from our temporary base, during major building work to upgrade the team’s facilities and means we are working out of a small office and steel storage container. I received the call from the duty controller to say that two people were missing on Kinder and that Glossop, Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Exercise 18.10.09

Normally I have to drag myself out of bed for the early start to our Sunday exercise.  However, today I had no trouble.  Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that we were due to have a Sea King flying in for a training session.  It was a Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Probationer Training 15.10.09

Back to the Probationer training program tonight and this session is on Stretchers.  The program runs through the various aspects of being a team member.  The evening was spent learning how to put the stretcher together and take it apart again.  We also showed them how to carry the stretcher Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Helicopter Training 14.10.09

Nowadays there is an increasing number of Helicopters we can call on to assist us in Mountain rescue.  The Air Ambulances seems to be the most common Helicopter we come across.  They have significantly reduced the time it takes to get a casualty to hospital.  In the lowlands they are Read More…

HUT REFURBISHMENT 10th OCTOBER

Today a group of 14 started work on the hut in earnest. In the main hut the remaining work units, the complete bunker and all ceilings were removed with very little finesse. The way some of the group enthusiastically attacked the building was somewhat worrying!! Next to our base is Read More…

Hut Refurbishment

After months/years of discussions about having a better base we now have the green light to upgrade and modernise our existing premises. Today exec members started work clearing all our equipment into temporary storage and relocating our operations room (the bunker) to a small office owned by the George Hotel Read More…

Kinder Scout declared a National Nature Reserve

The famous plateau of Kinder Scout was  officially declared a National Nature Reserve (NNR) by Natural England on Sunday 11 October .

Poul Christensen, Acting Chair of Natural England, said: “National Nature Reserves are selected to build up a balanced network of the best examples of England’s natural heritage, of which Read More…