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Kinder Scout, above and west of Edale

The team responded to a call for assistance for the third time in three consecutive days to the same part of Kinder Scout, late afternoon on Thursday 2nd January 2020

We were alerted to a group of 3 lost walkers and their dog, on Kinder Scout plateau. Their location was believed to be close to the top of Crowden Brook. Three search sections quickly set off from different locations in the valley heading towards the top of Crowden Brook, to try to locate the missing party.

Thankfully the party was quickly located, …

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Kinder Scout, above and west of Edale

The first call out of 2020 wasn’t long in coming after the last call out of 2019.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, along with colleagues from Edale Mountain Rescue TeamKinder Mountain Rescue Team and Glossop Mountain Rescue Team  were alerted to reports of a missing walker on the Kinder Scout plateau at about 3.20 pm. on New Years Day.

As the light was failing, the Kinder Search Plan was initiated. The Plan requires each team to search specific areas in a co-ordinated manner so that the maximum chance of finding the …

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Kinder Scout, above and west of Edale

The Team’s last call of 2019 began at just before 5.00 pm in the evening on New Years Eve.

Just as everyone was getting ready for their New Year Eve celebrations, the team received a callout to look for a missing walker, unsure of their location and somewhere on Kinder Scout. At the time, fog and low cloud meant the visibility was down to a few yards.

The walker had set off from Edale but had got lost on the Kinder Plateau. Initially their location couldn’t be determined so Kinder Mountain Rescue

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Mam Tor, near Castleton

A full team snatch call out mid afternoon was initiated to assist an injured walker, somewhere in the vicinity of Mam Tor. At the time, the exact location of the casualty was not known. With a few minutes 16 team members were en route to Mam Nic car park.

Whilst en route, information came through that the injured walker, with the assistance of the ambulance crew had been able to get the roadside to the waiting ambulance.

A prompt stand down was issued and the rescue volunteers were able …

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Macclesfield Forest, east of Macclesfield

The Rescue Team volunteers were called mid afternoon via the North West Ambulance Service following a report of a young male mountain biker who had injured himself whilst riding in the forest.

The injured rider, supported by his friends and the Rangers managed to get close to a road where the ambulance crew could treat his injuries and get him into the ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

A quick stand down was messaged out to the seventeen team members who had responded to the call out. The team members who …

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