Category: Training

Sunday 24th March – Training Exercise with RAF

Today’s exercise focused on a multi casualty situation where triage would be paramount in deciding who would get priority treatment and evacuation. The initial plan was to position the exercise casualties (6 people) up in the Downfall ‘amphitheatre’ area. The scenario involved a number of walkers, climbers and a rock Read More…

Moorland Searching Seminar with Cheshire Police

Last Wednesday, members of Kinder Team, along with colleagues from Buxton MRT, met up with Police officers from Cheshire to demonstrate the search capabilities that Mountain Rescue can offer in all types of terrain, not just on mountains. This has certainly been demonstrated this year by Kinder in searches ranging Read More…

A busy March weekend for team training

Saturday & Sunday saw another ‘probationer’ intake commence training. This consisted of a combination of classroom based presentations and practical scenarios ‘on the hill’. A further full team training session tonight meant three consecutive days training for a number of team members all of whom are unpaid dedicated volunteers.

Also on Read More…

December – training session

The last team training session of the year – practical training – safe operating procedures and rescue of a team member from static water in darkness.

Mountain Rescue teams are expected to search water margins as part of their duties. For this reason, our training follows the MREW Bank Team syllabus Read More…

Sunday 28th October – Search Exercise

Today’s exercise scenario was a simple ‘walkers stuck in the peat bog’ up on the plateau somewhere South East of the Downfall. Not an uncommon occurance on the top of Kinder when it’s nice and wet. However due to recent conservation work being carried out in the area this is Read More…

Sunday 22nd July Training

Today’s training was probably thought by some to be a response to a simple crag fast climber. Well it was never going to be that easy!

As the exercise developed, it soon became apparent that there were two casualties in separate locations. One was the predicated crag fast injured climber, the Read More…

Training in May

It’s been a busy few weeks on the training front this month (and I thought it was going to be a fairly quiet month for training!)

It started with several members from the crag team attending (along with other national teams and agencies) the annual rope rescue weekend seminar held by Read More…