Whilst assisting an injured walker who was being stretchered off the Kinder Scout plateau (see callout 21), we met a large group of charity walkers who were cold, tired, lost and in need of assistance.
Two team members escorted them along the western edge path to our team vehicles at Edale Cross. Three of the walkers were unable to continue, so we drove them down to Hayfield in a Landrover. The remaining 24 walkers were escorted to the top of Jacob’s Ladder where they were out of the low cloud and directed back to Edale.
Our two team members then returned along the edge path to meet up with the stretcher party, to continue assisting with her evacuation.
- Type: Mountain incident
- Time: 18:20
- Location: Kinder Downfall area
- Team members: 3
- Duration: 1 hour
- Volunteer hours: 3
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 1,200
Neil Woodhead, Team Leader