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What a Cracken good race!!

 

Well, what an event. The weather was kind, the going was good and the runners were on a mission. None more so than course record-holder, Steve Vernon.

Way back in 2008, Steve won the race in the record time of 40:14, a record that stood until today because, this evening Steve’s record time was, incredibly, Read More…

Ken Blakeman Memorial Stone

 

On the 2ndof July 2016, a member of our team, Ken Blakeman, died whilst on a callout to a young walker in trouble whilst doing her Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Ken had been a member for over 40 years and was both our team Chairman and the Chairman of Read More…

27 and 28: Callouts Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June 2018

We were contacted by Oldham Mountain Rescue Team at 18:56 with a request to provide them with medical support cover, to assist their involvement with a significant moorland fire on Saddleworth Moor.

We despatched one of Land Rovers with a team doctor and three experienced casualty carers to provide medical assistance for anyone injured in fighting the fire.

We were stood down and arrived back at base at 01:03. Our friends in the Oldham team continued to provide cover throughout the night.

Neil Woodhead
Deputy Team Leader

26: Callout Sunday 24th June 2018

Whilst assisting the Kinder Trog Fell Race with marshals and casualty care, we were contacted by East Midlands Ambulance Service. A walker near our checkpoint at Edale Cross had suffered a lower leg injury, believed to be an ankle fracture. A hill party were despatched to the location provided but no-one was found. The air ambulance was also tasked to attend. A new location was then provided putting the casualty well along the southern edge path. The casualty was taken to hospital by the air ambulance and we were stood down, to continue with assisting the fell race.

25: Callout Saturday 16th June 2018

Whilst providing safety cover and a sweep team for the Baslow Boot Bash Event, the team attended to a lady who had ligament damage to her ankle. The injury was treated and she was stretchered a.short distance to our vehicle. She was then taken back to the village hall for onward transfer to hospital.

The team also picked up a walker with cramp, who was transported back to the village hall.

Neil Woodhead

Deputy Team Leader

24: Callout Sunday 27th May 2018

The team were alerted to assist in locating a child who had become separated from his family whilst walking on Kinder. Having spoken to his father, there was a strong feeling that the child had been seen on the edge path following the family’s intended route. In the hope that he had made his way down, we initially went to check the family car and the routes down to it. At the same time a request was made for NPAS helicopter support, which had already been tasked. Whilst checking the roads and speaking to walkers coming off the hill, a team member was told that a child matching the description had been seen at the bottom of William Clough. This was passed onto the NPAS crew who were able to check and it was shortly confirmed that the child had been assisted by other walkers and reunited with his father.

A good result all round.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

11: Callout Thursday, 1st March 2018

An elderly lady in Hayfield village had pressed her emergency call alarm a number of times. Due to the adverse weather, the carers were unable to get to her. We took our landrover and checked out the situation. The lady had had a minor accident and was frightened. We were able to resolve her situation, including the provision of a cup of tea and a hot water bottle.

10: Callout Sunday 25th February 2018

Some of the team were just finishing their training with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter when a call came to assist an injured walker. A hill party were quickly taken to the scene to treat the injured walker, and the helicopter was able to wait to then lift them to hospital once the initial assessment and pain relief had been done. As usual, the whole team were mobilised and started making their way to the scene incase the helicopter had to leave and we needed to stretcher the casualty off the hill.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

5: Callout Saturday 27th January 2018

The team were asked to help locate 2 walkers who had become lost in the clag. Information from them was limited due to a poor phone signal and limited battery. The Kinder Plan was initiated with all 4 teams starting to cover their designated areas, though the area around the 636m spot height seemed possible.

As we were deploying our first party to that location, news came that passing walkers had found our cas party and were walking them back to Edale. The issue then became confirming this and ensuring they had got off before all the teams could stand down. Eventually a Buxton party came across them and were able to escort them off the hill and all the other teams to stand down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader