Category: News

7: Callout Saturday 18th February 2017

•             Type – Lost Walkers
 
•             Location Woolpacks
 
•             Team Members – 19 Kinder MRT
 
•             Duration – 3 Hours or 57 volunteer man hours
 
•             Volunteer Man Hours for year so far: 261.64
 
Two walkers contacted the police when they got disoriented in Read More…

In memory of Ken Beetham

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 plan Snake Path 120th anniversary celebrations

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.

Winter’s here; take care out there

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

Mountain Rescue not affected by National Park funding cuts

Following recent media coverage of funding cuts to National Parks’ budgets, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team would like to reassure the public that this will have no effect whatsoever on the service it provides. The team, manned entirely by volunteers giving up their free time to turn-out 365 days of the year to help those in need, to undertake essential training and to fund raise, is able to continue to operate due to the generosity of the public; the team would like to thank those who have donated to them or to the wider Mountain Rescue organisation.

2: Callout Friday 6th January 2017

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.