Kinder Scout

  • Call out for year: 10
  • Date: 3/03/16
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Grid ref: SK 08 89
  • Type of incident: Walker Search lost (self report)(2)
  • Team members involved: 11
  • Time taken: 1
  • Total man hours: 11

Incident report

The “Kinder Scout Search Plan” was activated on Thursday afternoon following reports from two female walkers that they were lost in thick mist on the high moorland plateau.

Whilst they thought they were on one of the edge paths, the low cloud prevented them identifying any discernible landmarks with which they could pinpoint their position.

The Kinder Search Plan involves all the four mountain rescue teams which surround Kinder Scout.  Kinder, Glossop, Edale and Buxton teams were called out, together with a number of search and rescue dogs, after attempts to locate the two lost walkers by phone tracking had failed.

As search plans were being established, the two walkers walkers contacted Derbyshire Police again saying that they had managed to descend from the northern side of Kinder to the A57 Snake Road.  They no longer required assistance.

All teams were stood down.


Leave a comment