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5: Callout Wednesday 13th February 2019

A family of 5 reported themselves lost whilst returning from a walk on Kinder. The Duty Controller had used Sarcall to locate them at the top of William Clough. Having spoken to them to assess their condition, they were asked by our Team Leader to stay there and hill parties were sent to their location. Most of them were able to be walked off though one of the younger children was too tired by then and was stretchered off by the team back to the road head.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

3: Callout Wednesday 6th February 2019

A vulnerable young person went missing from his parents on Highgate Lane and ran towards the moorland. The team were quickly mobilised and began searching from points along the track. NPAS were unable to assist due to the weather so the Coastguard were asked to assist and were preparing to lift. Thermal imaging cameras from the Fire Brigade were brought in as well to assist in the search. Fortunately, the young person was located by one of our team vehicles that had driven up the track towards Mount Famine to search. They were safely loaded into the vehicle and returned to our base and reunited with their parents. A great result for all involved.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

43: Callout Sunday 16th December 2018

The team were alerted by the Duty Controller to 2 walkers who had been out since 1100 the previous day. As the weather since then had been atrocious, there was great concern for their safety and welfare. The Kinder Plan was triggered with all 4 teams beginning their searches.

Initially, an NPAS helicopter had tried to search but been unable to due to cloud cover. As this cleared later on, another request was made for a search by an HM Coastguard helicopter. As Rescue 912 arrived on scene, a Kinder party located the missing pair near Kinder Gates. After an initial assessment and warming, they were quickly loaded onto the aircraft and transported to Sheffield Norther General for  further care.

All the teams were then able to stand down. A great result for all concerned.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

42: Callout Sunday 25th November 2018

  • Type – Lost walkers
  • Location –Western edges, Kinder Scout
  • Time – 16.30
  • Team members – 29 plus Buxton MRT, Edale MRT, Glossop MRT and SARDA search dogs.
  • Duration – 4 Hours or 116 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  2032.25

With Rescue 912 having just left with our casualty from callout 41, we Read More…

41: Callout Sunday 25th November 2018

  • Type – Collapsed walker
  • Location – Kinder Reservoir
  • Time – 14.25
  • Team members – 21 plus HMCG Rescue 912
  • Duration – 2 Hours or 42 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  1916.25

The team were just completing an exercise on the Kinder plateau and were just arriving back at our vehicles.  We received Read More…

40: Thursday 8th November 2018

Two walkers had become lost in fading light on the Kinder Plateau. The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Duty Controller was unable to get a GPS from their phone and we had no meaningful information about their route. The Kinder Plan was initiated to search the whole of the plateau using Kinder MRT, Buxton MRT, Edale MRT, Glossop MRT, SARDA search dogs and coastguard helicopter. The walkers were found just off the old Pennine Way around Crowden Head by Kinder 1. They were uninjured and able to walk off the hill. Kinder 1 handed the walkers over to Buxton MRT at the edge path and they were walked down to their start point at Edale.

38: Callout Thursday 25th October 2018

  • Type – Lost walkers
  • Location – Crowden Head area, Kinder Scout
  • Time – 17.20
  • Team members – 26
  • Duration – 4 Hours or   104 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  1654.25

Two walkers had become lost whilst following the old Pennine Way across the middle of the Kinder Plateau in poor visibility Read More…

37: Callout Tuesday 23rd October 2018

  • Type – Injured walker
  • Location – Crowden Head, Kinder Scout
  • Time – 14.20
  • Team members – 21 KMRT, Buxton MRT, Edale MRT and S92 Coastguard Helicopter
  • Duration – 7.5 Hours or   157.5 Volunteer Hours
  • Volunteer hours so far this year –  1550.25

We were called to assist a lady with a broken ankle in the Read More…

35: Callout Saturday 29th September 2018

We were tasked to assist a female walker with a lower leg injury. With initial team availability very low, we requested assistance from BMRT who began making their way to the casualty from Edale as we approached from Hayfield. Helimed was requested but was not able to land at the location to evacuate them, though their doctor was able to get out to do an assessment alongside our casualty carer.

We carried her to the top of Jacobs Ladder where she was loaded into our LandRover and driven back to Hayfield before being passed to a land ambulance for transport to hospital.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader