Saving lives in wild and remote places since 1971

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Saving lives in wild and remote places since 1971

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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.

Cracken Edge Fell Race 2022

The 7 mile Cracken Edge Fell Race is a major annual fund-raising event for the Kinder
Mountain Rescue Team. The race last went ahead in 2019 and, following three years of
Covid enforced postponements, the team were delighted to be able to finally organise
the race for Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

It was expected that race entry numbers would be lower than in 2019 but it was a nice
surprise to see 143 runners lining up at the start of the race, under blue skies and a very
warm evening sunshine. The race took place in dry conditions with no incidents and all
runners back safe and sound (and still smiling) ready for the prize giving at The George Hotel
in Hayfield.

Chris Phillips of Saddleworth Running Club came home in first place, closely followed by
Mark Burton of Calder Valley Fell Runners and Elinor Kirk was the first woman home. Well
done Chris and Elinor.

At the George Hotel, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team’s chair awarded over twenty prizes to
individual runners, with the team prize going to Pennine Fell Runners and the Ladies team
prize awarded to Glossopdale Harriers. The Mountain Rescue Team prize was retained for
another year by Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

Thanks from the team to all the runners and particularly to the many friends and family that
helped to organise and marshal the event.

See you again, next year.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team is a self-funded, registered charity (Charity number 1115933)
based in Hayfield on the western side of the Peak District. Comprising fifty unpaid
volunteers, the team provides an emergency response 24/7, 365 days a year. Responding to an
average of 50 emergency callouts every year, they cover an area which includes the Western edges of Kinder Scout and west through the urban areas of Stockport to the M60 motorway, Marple, Whaley Bridge and surrounding areas. Emergency callouts include lost and injured walkers, mountain bikers, runners, missing vulnerable people and flood rescue. As part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue
Organisation, they are also called upon to assist with incidents further afield.

You can donate to the team at

Team Calendar

August 2022

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