Edale MRT – An afternoon shoot with a group of unsung HEROES

Edale-1 Morning all

I was very honoured to do the new team shot of Edale Mountain Rescue at the weekend. A wonderful bunch of guys who selflessly give up their free time and in some cases work time to attend call outs in all weathers to assist people in trouble, whether they be hill walkers, climbers, mountain bikers or  assisting in searches for missing people, the elderly, water rescues and ferrying ambulance patients in adverse weather conditions…ALL DONE FOR FREE, at their own expense.

The shoot was near their HQ at Hope Cement works at Pindale Quarry, a popular place for 4×4 and motorbike scramblers, we had our fair share of the latter and with a little gentle coaxing they backed off a little so we could complete the shoot.

I had great assistance from Chris Philips who is now my assistant with the book and a joint venture for weddings 2016 and Wayne Haigh, long suffering mate. Both guys gave up their Sunday to help and Chris has just had a baby (Eva), gorgeous….so special thanks to him, he was cream crackered so hopefully he will have caught up with some much needed sleep in the afternoon.

It was the first proper outing for the Profoto lighting kit and I must say it didn’t disappoint, TTL with these babies was stunning, bang on every shot and when we did some rim lit individual shots it performed flawlessly,  I won’t embarrass the guys by posting their pictures, worth every penny and now my main kit.

Edale-2Edale MRT and all other teams are run by volunteers, I had the honour of being a team member and being with some amazing people. The teams are run solely by charitable funding and donations are always very much appreciated to keep the guys at the top of their game which in turn will help SAVE LIVES.

Please help by donating HERE

Weather conditions were reasonable in the quarry with a little light drizzle later on, big thanks go to all the team 30+ of you who managed to keep their eyes open at the same time whilst two dogs stared at me…NOT EASY believe me but we got there in the end.

God bless them all for their amazing work













  1. Glyn Burgess January 27, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    Hi matey,
    Great images. love the first one, a proper mountain rescue rocky group shot. Bet they love em don’t they ? You did a similar one with the rock group TEN on llandwyn island that was ace.
    Makes you wonder how these guys don’t get paid officially. They should.



    • Adrian January 27, 2015 at 5:39 PM #

      Lo G, cheers, yes bit similar isnt it, great set of guys and gals. Yes should be some kind of paid assistance allowance for gear whilst training etc. hopefully it will be well received by them and help them to achieve more donations

      cheers bro


  2. Dave Torr January 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM #

    Hi Adrian,
    just need to say a massive thank you for the time that you, Chris and Wayne gave up on Sunday plus the time spent sorting the photos. It was a real unselfish act you did for the team. You were very patient and kept it all upbeat and relaxed.
    Looking forward to seeing it all in the new 2015 Yearbook.

    • Adrian January 28, 2015 at 9:09 PM #

      Hi Dave

      it was our great pleasure and were all up for giving as much support to the team as possible, it’s the least we can do.

      Lovely to meet you all too, very pleased with the results.

      all the best


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