Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 72
  • Date: 11/11/11
  • Time: 3:48 pm
  • Grid ref: SK083 889
  • Type of incident: Walker Search benighted(1)
  • Team members involved: 23
  • Time taken: 2 hrs 34 mins
  • Total man hours: 70 hrs 53 mins

Incident report

Buxton team, plus a search dog, called to look for a walker lost in hill fog.

A lone male hill walker, in his 40s, reported being lost in thick fog on Kinder Scout. His last known location was Kinder Low trig point. Kinder MRT initiate a search along the Western edges, but having not found anyone for over an hour, activate both Glossop and Buxton MRT’s, including a search dog, to broaden the search to the north and south west of the plateau. Buxton were deployed to the routes with waterfalls on the south west: Crowden Brook, The Cloughs, and Jacob’s Ladder.

The man was located unharmed, at the Downfall by KMRT, and recovered to their Hayfield base. All other sections were stood down.

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