Mountain Rescue locate couple trapped on peak

A couple had to be located by Mountain Rescue after running out of daylight while walking on a Derbyshire peak.

By Alex Evans
Sunday, 15th February 2015, 11:12 am

The pair of walkers were on Kinder Scout - the highest point in Derbyshire - and ran out of daylight, forcing them to get in touch with Edale Mountain Rescue.

Despite having a map and walking equipment, the couple did not have enough light to safely descend to Edale on Saturday, February 14, at about 6pm.

They contacted Edale Mountain Rescue, who then tracked them down using SARLOC - a technology which can pinpoint a person’s location using their mobile phone signal.

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A statement released by Edale Mountain Rescue said: “Team contacted by a couple having run out of daylight whilst completing a walk on Kinder Scout.

“Despite being well equipped with a map and walking equipment, they had insufficient lighting to safely descend to Edale.

“They believed their location to be Grindsbrook Clough, which was confirmed via SARLOC. We sent a couple of local members to meet them and escort down to the village safely.”