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.
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