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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.

38: Callout Saturday 30th September 2017

The team were called to reports of a walker stuck in a bog on the plateau. A SARLOC text was sent to try and establish their exact position and the team called out but they were assisted by other walkers on scene and we were stood down within 5 minutes of being called.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

35: Callout Tuesday 5th September 2017

The team were called to assist in the search for a walker lost on Kinder along with Buxton, Glossop and Edale MRT’s. Following a discussion with him, resources were being focused on the Northern edges / Black Ashop Moor area as the most likely location whilst still covering all other possibilities. Fortunately he was found by a Glossop hill party and subsequently escorted off the hill.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

34: Callout Friday 1st September 2017

The team were called to assist Buxton Mountain Rescue Team with a casualty located at Pym’s Chair on the southern edge of Kinder Scout. A walker had suffered an ankle injury and was unable to progress any further, so called for Mountain Rescue assistance. Buxton team were en-route to the casualty, but due to low numbers, as the incident occurred on a working day, they requested our assistance. Team members were deployed via Land Rover to Edale Cross, who then joined up with Buxton team to assist with the evacuation of the casualty. This was achieved by sledging the casualty down in to the Edale valley. An excellent example of how the PDMRO teams work together to provide rescue coverage across the Kinder plateau.

Alan Howarth
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

32: Callout Sunday 6 August 2017

We were called at 21:58 to assist in a search for a lost walker and his young son. They had walked from Edale onto Kinder Scout and had become disorientated in the deteriorating conditions. The Kinder Plan was put in place using all four local teams, with our hill parties initially covering the main western edge path. Information subsequently received put their location at the top of Fairbrook Naze off the northern edges. Glossop MRT located the pair, who were warmed and walked down to the Snake Inn. We stood down at 01:19.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

29-31: White Peak Walk Saturday 8th July 2017

Whilst providing safety cover for the White Peak Walk around the Monyash area, we attended three incidents.

The first was a male walker who was complaining of chest pains towards the latter part of the 26 mile walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, before being transferred to Chesterfield Hospital, where he was admitted for observations.

The second incident was a male walker who became dizzy and disorientated after completing the walk. He was diagnosed and treated at the scene, making a full recovery.

The final incident was a female walker who became faint and generally unwell after completing the walk. She was also treated on scene and made a full recovery.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

28: Callout Wednesday, 5th July 2017

We were called at 23:50 to a walker who had injured his ankle on the upper western slopes of Kinder. He was unable to walk off. We provided pain relief and splinting. We then used our stretcher to carry the casualty over rough ground for two hours to the waiting Landrover and drove him to base and the waiting EMAS ambulance. The main team completed the job at 04:30. Two team members drove the casualty and friend back to their car at Edale, getting back to base at 05:30.

Dave Eustace
Deputy Team Leader

Our Blue Light relay

On Saturday 10th June we welcomed the Our Blue Light relay to Derbyshire. The Blue Light Torch is making its way around the north of England helping to raise the issue of mental health and well-being throughout the statutory and voluntary blue light services.