The walkers were lost on the summit plateau of Kinder Scout

The walkers were lost on the summit plateau of Kinder Scout

A group of walkers was rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill in an operation involving more than 30 volunteers.

The party of four called for help on Monday from the summit of Kinder Scout after getting disoriented and losing their way.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team was called out and 28 of its members were joined by two Search and Rescue Dogs Association handlers and their animals.

Team leader Neale Pinkerton said: “The team was tasked to locate a party of walkers stranded up on the plateau.

“They were fairly certain that they were at Edale Rocks but did not feel confident to make their own way down.

“They were also suffering from the early effects of exposure to the elements.

The Glossop team's Land Rover was used in the rescue. Photo: Glossop MRT

The Glossop team's Land Rover was used in the rescue. Photo: Glossop MRT

“Our first party made their way to Edale Rocks whilst two Sarda dogs were requested in case the situation developed into a search of the plateau.

“We also received support from Glossop MRT who provided a Land Rover to move our people around. We are currently down to one while Mobile Two undergoes its refurbishment.”

The lost walkers were quickly found and brought to safety and warm drinks at the Kinder team’s headquarters.

The rescue lasted two hours.

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