Category: co2009

Call Out 23 27th September

During a joint exercise with Glossop team we received information that a mountain biker had injured himself. A party were deployed via our Land Rover to check him out. He and his mother were sent off to hospital with a suspected broken wrist. A nice bit of joint team work Read More…

Callout 22. 26-Sept-2009

A couple of us had been out for a run on Kinder & spotted a check-point for a mountain bike competition on our return, unaware that anything like this was happening on our patch over the weekend. No sooner had I got in and put the kettle on and the phone Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Hayfield Show 19-20.9.09

One of the key publicity events of the year for the team is the Hayfield Sheep Dog trials.  It is something we attend every year, where we meet the public and explain our work.

This year our stand was all the more impressive, as Chris had brought the mobile climbing wall Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Probationer Training 17.9.09

Tonight is the start of this year’s probationer training program.  We have one intake per year, and the program runs over seven months.  This evening was a gentle start with Howard explaining the history of the team and the structure of Mountain Rescue in the Peak District.  Chris then went Read More…

Alan’s Diary – Training 16.9.09

A couple of things went on tonight.  Firstly we had a vote on whether we should agree the spend required to refurbish our hut.  This is a project we have had going on for a while, where we intend to use the building next door to create garaging for our Read More…

Callout 21. 13-Sept-2009

Kinder , Glossop  & Woodhead MRT’s, SARDA (search dogs) and the Water Rescue Group were jointly called to search for a missing 88 year old man. Sadly at around midnight a body was spotted and subsequently recovered from Woodhead Reservoir. Darren Wallis, Team Leader

Alan’s Diary – Casualty Care Training 7.9.09

An excellent training session tonight.  Jon, one of our new members, gave us a talk on triage techniques.  As a rescue team we could face situations of multiple casualties either at a major incident or even just by finding a group walkers in winter.  This is a system of prioritising the Read More…

Callout 20. 5-Sept-2009

Callouts often come in clusters and it came as no surprise to have our third in 24hrs, this time with a more straight forward lower leg injury ata known location – William Clough on the western side of Kinder Scout. An air ambulance had also been called (complete with BBC camera Read More…

Callout 19. 5-Sept-2009

Having been out for over five hours during Friday afternoon (see callout 18. 4-Sept-2009) the last thing I wanted to see at 2:30 in the morning was the message “CALLOUT”.  Initially the callout was for the regional water rescue group to backup Glossop Team, however this soon developed into a Read More…

Callout 18. 4-SEP-2009

 Lunchtime callout that appeared simple. We were told that a party had been “spooked” by the weather, particularly the wind, on Kinder and were sheltering, as best they could, on the plateau. They were reported to be at the Downfall. A rapid response party of two fell running team members Read More…