- Call out for year: 5
- Date: 21/02/11
- Time: 7:45 pm
- Grid ref: SK 135 910
- Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(2)
- Team members involved: 3
- Time taken: 3 hrs
- Total man hours: 9 hrs
Search dogs were called to assist in a search for 2 males who reported themselves lost in thick fog on Bleaklow.
The two men had set off for a walk in the morning. They made Bleaklow Head before lunch, but after that the fog closed in and they reported they were not absolutely sure of their position from that point onward. As darkness fell they realised they were not going to get off without assistance, and called Mountain Rescue. They were on a steep valley side. Three Mountain rescue teams, Glossop, Woodhead, and Edale (providing base support) responded along with 7 SARDA Dogs. Two of these were Buxton’s Dave Mason & Meg, and Nick Smith & Zak.
The missing males were located safe and well, if cold and wet, at Alport Moor by a SARDA search unit and escorted from the hill to waiting transport.