The walkers reported themselves lost on the summit plateau of Kinder Scout

The walkers reported themselves lost on the summit plateau of Kinder Scout

Mountain rescuers were called out twice on the same day to search for walkers lost on the Peak District’s highest hill.

A major search was mounted after a man reported himself lost on Kinder Scout on Tuesday.

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team joined colleagues form the Buxton, Edale and Glossop teams, along with members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association in the hunt for the walker in the Jacob’s Ladder area.

A Kinder MRT spokesperson said: “Being unable to locate them with Sarloc due to no phone reception, hill parties were sent to search the area.

“Having failed to locate him, even with the assistance of Buxton MRT coming in from their side of Kinder, the job was escalated and a search of the plateau planned. At this point, the man phoned in to report himself safe and well in his vehicle, then soon after back at home.”

The search lasted four hours. Within an hour and a half, the Kinder team was back on the hill after another walker was reported missing in the dark on the summit plateau of the 636m (2,087ft) hill.

The spokesperson said: “This time in darkness, with no idea of where he might be, the four teams were deployed straight away to search the whole area.

“Fortunately, with the prospect of many hours of searching looming, our first hill party found him almost straight way after deploying at Edale Cross, much to his and our relief.”

The operation involved 29 volunteers from the Kinder team and lasted two hours.

The following day, Kinder MRT members helped ambulance staff stretcher an injured walker near the Chestnut Centre, a wildlife sanctuary at Chapel-en-le-Frith. Eight team volunteers took part in the callout to the injured woman.

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