Family Pet keeps lost walker warm on Kinder Scout

A 49 year old lady fell runner, from Leicester telephoned the police seeking assistance after becoming lost on Kinder Scout in freezing conditions on Sunday night ( 22/1).

The Buxton Team Leader contacted the lady, however the details were very sparse and she had little charge left on her phone. The Buxton Team were called to Edale and deployed further technology to ascertain her position, eventually SARLOC, smart phone technology identified her likely location as the western Kinder Plateau. Kinder Team were then called to cover that area.

Two fell runners found the lady near to Edale Rocks, she was cold but unhurt.  The Kinder Team were stood down.  The 2 fell runners escorted the lady down Jacobs Ladder, meeting Buxton Team members.  The lady was transported to Edale Village to collect her car, no medical intervention was required.

Neil Carruthers, Buxton Team Leader said “ This lady set off from Edale this morning, intending to cross Kinder and return via Jacobs Ladder.  She became disorientated in the mist and darkness.  When we were called freezing conditions were widespread on Kinder Scout with the southern edge path particularly icy.  This lady was dressed for fell running and did have her waterproofs with her luckily, she also had her pet Springer Spaniel dog, and when sheltering from the conditions, put on her waterproofs and put the dog inside so that both would benefit from the additional body warmth, unconventional but it worked”.