Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 80
  • Date: 27/12/15
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK101 871
  • Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(1)
  • Team members involved: 31
  • Time taken: 4
  • Total man hours: 124

Incident report

Buxton, Edale and Kinder mountain rescue teams were called following the report of a 75 year old man from the Stockport area lost on Kinder Scout.

Three search and rescue dogs were also tasked to help locate the man when concerns for the man’s safety grew as darkness fell.  The moor was enveloped in thick low cloud reducing visibility to around fifty metres making searching very difficult.  Information gained from other walkers descending off the moor concentrated the search on the southern edge path and the Grindslow Knoll area.

Following about two hours of searching members of Kinder team located the man in a fit but cold condition near to Crowden Brook.  The Kinder team stared to rewarm the man in a tent before Buxton members arrived on scene to escort the man down into Edale.  On arrival in Edale the gentleman was examined by a team doctor before being taken home by relatives.


One comment

  1. Rachel Bell

    This gentleman is my father.
    We owe his life to The Mountain Rescue Teams involved.
    My father has walked in this area & cycled there in his youth but on this occasion the weather got the better of him & we realise that had the rescue teams not found him he would have died out there last night.
    Thank you seems such a miniscule phrase to express our gratitude, but in the absence of any other………Thank-you

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