Party celebrations with a difference
Thursday 12th October 2017 14:18 Glossop Chronicle News Posted by Adam Higgins

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team’s Dave Yates will never forget his 50th birthday party. 

The alarm went off when a man went missing on the moors!

It meant the team and colleagues from Kinder MRT quitting the celebrations at Charlesworth and Chisworth Cricket Club and racing off to rescue him.

Glossop team press spokesman Peter Jozefczyk said: “The teams were called away at 8pm on Saturday, leaving all the wives still there.

“The Glossop team was stood down around 11:45pm and, by that time, the celebrations were all over.”

The only bit of good news was by that time the missing man had been found.

It seems he had set off from Edale at 9:30am on the first leg off a 250-mile walk along the Pennine Way.

Due to poor visibility and wet conditions, he became completely lost and called the police.

The ‘Kinder Plan’ which involves Glossop, Kinder, Buxton and Edale teams was rolled out.

All four teams headed for the moor in an operation which also included four SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Association) dogs.

Further information was gathered and it was decided that the Glossop team would search Bleaklow via Glossop Low, Torside and the Doctors Gate path.

The walker was eventually located by a Glossop section at the top of Torside Clough.

The team escorted the man to their Land Rover at Glossop Low shooting cabins.

Following a brief examination, he was guided off the hill and down to his B&B for the night.

But it wasn’t early enough to save Dave’s party.


By David Jones