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
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.
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.
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.
Sunday 4 December 2016 – the annual Hayfield Santa Dash, organised jointly by The Hayfield May Queen Committee and Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, took place under (nearly) ideal conditions; dry underfoot, several Santas, no injuries and only one lost runner who turned up at the finish line shortly after – a grand day out.
First in was Damien Kilpin in an amazing time of 31 minutes and 31 seconds for the 6.5 km loop. Hot on his heels was the first lady, Kate Davies in 25 minutes 24 seconds.
The under 16’s dash was won by Andrew McDonald in 7 minutes and 10 seconds and the first girl in was Amelia Aldridge in 9 minutes 45 seconds.
Next year’s race scheduled for Sunday 3rd December – put it in your diary NOW and tell all your (running) friends.