- Call out for year: 78
- Date: 20/12/15
- Time: 5:20 pm
- Grid ref: SK 110 868
- Type of incident: Walker Search benighted(4)
- Team members involved: 29
- Time taken: 2
- Total man hours: 58
Buxton and Edale mountain rescue teams called out together with a Search and Rescue Dog when four young ladies reported themselves lost on Kinder.
The group, all from the Stockport area, became benighted without lights or spare clothing when darkness fell. Following a telephone conversation with the group, the Edale team leader strongly suspected them to be stranded in the Grindslow Knoll area. As predicted, the search dog handler sent into Grindsbrook spotted a feint light on the summit and it wasn’t long before a Buxton search section was able to locate the group.
Despite the unusually mild conditions there was a severe wind chill and the group were glad to be quickly moving again down the Sledge Track into Edale. Following a brief check over by the team doctor they were all able to make their own way home.
Map, whistle, torch and spare clothing every trip!