Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 84
  • Date: 29/09/19
  • Time: 1:00 am
  • Grid ref: SK 10138 87515
  • Type of incident: Walker Search benighted(3)
  • Team members involved: 11
  • Time taken: 3 hours 44 minutes
  • Total man hours: 41 hours

Incident report

After spending all day in the wind and rain covering our own very successful fell run, Fell’n’Back, the team received a call just after midnight from Derbyshire Constabulary to assist 3 walkers who had become benighted on Kinder Scout, above Edale.

The group had set off earlier in the day but with the bad weather and heavy rain, found themselves on the southern edge path in the dark. They had a tent with them which they all climbed into to try and protect themselves from the elements, but were wet and cold.

Team members walked up to the group from Edale village, and on reaching them, checked they were all ok and in good spirits. The group were then walked off the hill and back down to the car park.

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