Southern Edges, Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 12
  • Date: 9/02/19
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 12424 85318
  • Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(2)
  • Team members involved: 16
  • Time taken: 4 hours 16 minutes
  • Total man hours: 68.3 hours

Incident report

The second call out of the day  for the Rescue Team was to assist in the search for two walkers who had been benighted after a walk from Edale to Kinder Downfall. The walkers raised the alarm after the walk had taken a little longer than planned, and realising they had left their head torches in the car after repacking their rucksacks earlier in the day.

One of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation controllers was able to talk with the walkers and it was thought they were on the southern edges of Kinder Scout, somewhere between the top of Crowden Clough and Grindsbrook.

The Rescue Team were able to deploy three sections to cover the possible routes off the edge path. The couple were located by one of the sections between Crowden Clough and Grindsbrook.

They were in good spirits and felt a little embarrassed having to ask for help. After a brief assessment, and providing some additional lighting, team members happily walked the couple back to Edale.





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