We were contacted for our second callout of the day, with a couple lost on the southern edge of Kinder Scout. Their location was pinpointed to Crowden Tower using PhoneFind technology and the GPS in their phone. Two hill parties were despatched to their location to assist them off the hill.
It had been a damp and misty/foggy day, with both casualties mildly hypothermic when we reached them. After some warming they were safely escorted off the hill to our warm vehicle at the top of Jacob’s Ladder. We drove them down to Hayfield and then back to Edale from where they had started their walk.
- Time: 16:39
- Type: Mountain incident
- Location: Crowden Tower, southern edge of Kinder Scout
- Team members: 33
- Duration: 4.5hrs
- Volunteer hours: 148.5
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 3,188.5
Neil Woodhead, Team Leader