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Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) has been in existence since 1971, and is one of seven mountain rescue teams that operate within the Peak District National Park, as part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO).

Our 50 members operate on an purely voluntary basis and are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist members of the public on the hill or in urban search and rescue situations.

We are almost exclusively funded by public donations, and all proceeds from fund raising go towards equipment and resources used on our call outs.

43: Callout – 29 December 2021

We received a call for help from a three generation family (one child, two parents and two grandparents), plus a dog. They had walked up the Edale Cross track from Bowden Bridge, returning via Kinder Low End. They had set off in the morning, allowing plenty of time. Unfortunately, they were very much slower than expected and arrived at the top of the Kinder Low as darkness fell. They were nervous about descending the steps in the dark and called for help.

We had a location from Sarcall PhoneFind, and were able to send two parties, including search dog KT, to locate the family. We warmed them with hot drinks, chocolate and extra clothing before carefully walking them down the steps to our vehicles at Moorgate. It was a short off road drive back to the warmth of base.


Time: 17:10

Type: Mountain Incident

Location: Kinder Low End

Team members: 18

Duration: 2.5 hours

Volunteer hours: 45

Total volunteer hours for the year: 3169.5

Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader

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