We were called by Derbyshire Police when two people on Mount Famine were concerned for the welfare of a mountain biker, who was seen pushing his bike and waving his arms at them whilst shouting for help. We identified the area as the top of the Edale Track on Kinder Scout. The area was searched but no-one located.
More detailed information led us to believe the mountain biker had headed towards Jacob’s Ladder. We saw no-one from above and our friends in Buxton Mountain Rescue searched from below and towards Edale, but no-one was located. Both teams stood down satisfied the mountain biker must have safely made his way off the hill.
- Time: 18:49
- Type: Concern for another’s welfare
- Location: Edale Track / Jacob’s Ladder area, Kinder Scout
- Team members: 17 plus Buxton MRT
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Volunteer hours: 42.5
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 1,854.75
Neil Woodhead, Team Leader