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Interview with Leader of Edale Mountain Rescue Team - Dave Torr

What made the Team Leader of Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) smitten with Kinder Scout? Find out by listening to this interview with Dave Torr who describes his first encounter. You’ll also hear about how he got involved with EMRT, what types of incidents they usually deal with on Kinder, and why he chooses to dedicate his time to this volunteer service. At the end he describes what makes him wild about Kinder Scout. While listening, you can experience atmospheric background sounds recorded from the area - headphones will be best for this.

Dave Torr became a trainee member of Edale Mountain Rescue Team in 2010, and was appointed team leader in March 2020. Prior to this, he worked for BT as a Senior Technician. In addition to his outdoor interests - which have included caving, climbing, walking, fell running and mountain biking - Dave taught Jiu Jitsu for 20 years as a 4th dan. In recent years, he has become a keen student of the history and archaeology of the Peak District’s Eastern Moors. He writes a blog on the history and archaeology of this area and runs a private Facebook group, "Big Moor Society'' which covers mainly the area of Big Moor on the eastern edges of the Peak District.

Listen to the interview

Click the play button below, find the episode in your preferred app, or download it here.

Recording date

This interview was recorded on Kinder Scout on 20th December 2021.

Host & Production

Host - Sarah Lister, About The Adventure

Lead editor - Gabby Wolstenholme, The Northern Project

Coediter and art designer - Alec Boyd, The Northern Project

Supported by Peak District National Park

This project is supported by the Peak District National Park Communities Small Grants Scheme.



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