Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) is one of seven mountain rescue teams that operate within the Peak District National Park, as part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO). Made up of around 50 volunteers, the team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year.
KMRT was formed in 1971 by the amalgamation of the Sett Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the Goyt Search and Rescue Team. Based in Hayfield, the team's main operating area is Kinder Scout, in the heart of the Peak District. Most callouts involve lost or injured walkers, runners or cyclists on and around Kinder Scout.
As well as regular mountain rescue callouts, KMRT supports local emergency services. It has previously stepped up by helping the ambulance service in winter weather conditions and by providing water rescue volunteers to deal with floods. Recent major incidents include the moorland fires and the 'Beast from the East' cold wave.
KMRT operates two Landrover Defender 110s, which are equipped with medical and rescue equipment. Both are fitted with the Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX™ P.O.R. in size LT235/85R16. Cooper Tire Europe is proud to supply 4x4 tyres to KMRT, with the team almost exclusively funded by public donations.
Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, said, "Those in need of mountain rescue are often cold, anxious and injured. It is important that we get to them as soon as possible to help. For Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, this often involves driving off-road and up difficult tracks. This can be particularly challenging at night or in poor conditions like snow and ice. Cooper tires give us confidence to drive our Land Rovers safely and effectively on our rescue operations."