There is not a lot you can do when Kinder has ‘got it’s hat on’ but at 8:30am the call came through to get on over to Edale as it was clear enough to fly. After waiting weeks for a break in the weather we were finally able to lend a hand to the National Trust Estate team working on the Kinder restoration project. Kitted up with plenty of warm clothes, flasks and wellies we arrived at the National Trust office for our safety briefing with Steve the team supervisor and then joined the rest of the guys and headed over to the lift site at Dalehead. Within minutes the helicopter appeared on the skyline, it landed in the field so we grabbed our gear and were directed in by Steve while the ground crew set up. Then we were up and away, leaving the green Edale valley for Kinder. Flying over the blanket bog the scale of the damage and the need for restoration was obvious.
|Some of the first bags of the day to be dropped|
|Steve showing Harriet the volunteer how to guide in the helicopter|