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.
- 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…
- 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…
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.
On Saturday we welcomed Alex Berry and his family to our base, then on Sunday team members attended Wyevale Garden Center to receive a cheque.
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…
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.
Deputy Team Leader
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.
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.
Deputy Team Leader