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 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.
Variety performance evening in memory of Ken Blakeman, Mountain Rescue team member of over 40 years, to be held at the Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester, on Sunday 26 February 2017. Proceeds will be donated to Kinder Mountain Rescue Team to help with their annual running costs.
As we were finishing our Sunday exercise, we were called by NWAS to assist with the evacuation of an injured walker in Lyme Park.
Team welcomes local runner Michelle Ryan to base to thank her for raising £2300 for the team during 2015 and 2016.
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
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.
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.
Joint press release from Lowland Rescue, Mountain Rescue England & Wales and British Cave Rescue Council about discussions for possible joint-working initiatives
Friday 16 December, the Kinder MRT Carol Singers entertain the crowds in Hayfield and serenade a celebrity! A fantastic night and over £200 raised to help with the Team’s running costs.