Edale Mountain Rescue Team’s Busy Week Culminates in Kinder Southern Edges Exercise

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) concluded a week marked by seven call-outs in six days with a rigorous exercise on the Kinder Southern Edges, simulating the search and rescue of two missing walkers.

Despite the potential for a much-needed quiet Friday night, the team’s dedication to preparedness saw them deploying into the challenging terrain of the Peak District.

The exercise scenario unfolded in the upper reaches of Lady Booth Brook, where the two ‘missing’ walkers were eventually located by the diligent EMRT members.

Demonstrating the range of their capabilities, one of the walkers was able to leave the scene under their own power, while the other received medical care on-site.

This individual was then carefully packaged and stretchered off the hill, showcasing the team’s proficiency in both medical treatment and evacuation procedures.

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This exercise underscores the relentless commitment of the Edale Mountain Rescue Team to maintaining their readiness for real-life emergencies.

The simulated operation on Kinder Southern Edges provided valuable practice in search and rescue techniques, medical care, and the logistics of safely extracting individuals from remote locations.

The EMRT’s action-packed week highlights the unpredictable nature of mountain rescue work and the essential role these volunteers play in ensuring the safety of walkers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts in the Peak District National Park.

Their unwavering dedication, even in the face of exhaustion, serves as a reminder of the critical support they provide to the community and visitors to this popular outdoor area.

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