Category: Featured

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

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