Category: News

Thank you Sally ….

Thanks from the team to long-time Associate team Member, Supporter, Fundraiser and PR Officer Sally Barnett. 12 years association with the team and around £100K raised.

38: Callout Saturday 30th September 2017

The team were called to reports of a walker stuck in a bog on the plateau. A SARLOC text was sent to try and establish their exact position and the team called out but they were assisted by other walkers on scene and we were stood down within 5 minutes of being called.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

36: Callout Thursday 7th September 2017

The team were called out to assist in the search for a walker who was missing somewhere between Edale and Crowden Youth Hostel. As we were beginning to mobilise, Glossop MRT located the walker on the road towards Snake Inn. The team were therefore stood down.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

35: Callout Tuesday 5th September 2017

The team were called to assist in the search for a walker lost on Kinder along with Buxton, Glossop and Edale MRT’s. Following a discussion with him, resources were being focused on the Northern edges / Black Ashop Moor area as the most likely location whilst still covering all other possibilities. Fortunately he was found by a Glossop hill party and subsequently escorted off the hill.

Neale Pinkerton

Team Leader

34: Callout Friday 1st September 2017

The team were called to assist Buxton Mountain Rescue Team with a casualty located at Pym’s Chair on the southern edge of Kinder Scout. A walker had suffered an ankle injury and was unable to progress any further, so called for Mountain Rescue assistance. Buxton team were en-route to the casualty, but due to low numbers, as the incident occurred on a working day, they requested our assistance. Team members were deployed via Land Rover to Edale Cross, who then joined up with Buxton team to assist with the evacuation of the casualty. This was achieved by sledging the casualty down in to the Edale valley. An excellent example of how the PDMRO teams work together to provide rescue coverage across the Kinder plateau.

Alan Howarth
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

Our Blue Light relay

On Saturday 10th June we welcomed the Our Blue Light relay to Derbyshire. The Blue Light Torch is making its way around the north of England helping to raise the issue of mental health and well-being throughout the statutory and voluntary blue light services.

From Everest Basecamp to Hayfield ….

Following a successful trek to Everest Basecamp, raising an outstanding £650 for the team in the process, local adventurers Susannah and Philippa visited the team’s base in Hayfield to meet us and to see where their money would be spent.