Category: Featured

In memory of Ken Beetham

On Sunday 19 February 2017, the team welcomed family and friends of the late Ken Beetham to the base. Ken’s daughter presented a cheque for £900 to the team’s Chairman and the guests then toured the base. Many thanks to all for their generosity.

Peak & Northern Footpaths Society plan Snake Path 120th anniversary celebrations

Peak & Northern Footpaths Society announce Snake Path 120th anniversary celebrations for 27 and 28 May 2017; events on the 27th will include music and poetry performances, presentations, displays, fun activities and will be attended by local celebrities. On the 28th PNFS are planning 2 walks along the path – an easy walk and a walk along the full length of the path; transport for both to be provided.

Winter’s here; take care out there

With the sudden onset of severe wintry weather, Kinder MRT would like to offer some timely advice to walkers: be prepared; check the mountain weather forecast on sites such as the Met Office (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/mountain-forecast), have a map and compass and know how to use them, take a torch and spare batteries, wear suitable clothing, allow yourself enough time to complete your walk in the daylight and always be prepared to turn around if the situation is getting difficult. By all means enjoy the hills, but please don’t take unnecessary chances

2: Callout Friday 6th January 2017

We were called out at 5pm to assist with a search for a pair of ladies lost on the plateau. The weather was closing in and it was reported one had lost a shoe in the peat bogs. The ladies had no idea where they were and SARLOC had failed to reach them.

1: Callout Monday 2nd January 2017

For our first callout of the year, I was contacted by the duty controller to provide assistance out of area as both Buxton and Edale teams were already busy. A walker had slipped and broken her ankle on the way down from the summit of Mam Torr.