We received a request for assistance from two walkers who had become lost in the groughs while attempting the return leg of their walk. The route from the downfall to the top of Crowden Clough is notoriously difficult and the initial track soon disappears into the middle of the plateau. It was getting dark and the temperature was starting to drop, so they called for our help.
After a brief phone conversation with them to establish they were safe, we managed to retrieve their location from their phone using PhoneFind technology. Kinder sections were able to drive to Edale Cross and make their way in to the location on foot. Both of the walkers responded well to warming and were soon able to be escorted back to our vehicles at Edale Cross for a drive down to our base in Hayfield.
- Time: 16:45
- Type: Mountain Incident
- Location: Spot Height 636, Kinder Scout
- Team members: 23
- Volunteer hours: 80.5
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 483
Alan Howarth, Deputy Team Leader