Buxton, Edale and Kinder mountain rescue teams were called out on Sunday afternoon following reports of a 75-year-old man from the Stockport area lost on Kinder Scout.
Three search and rescue dogs were also tasked to help locate the man when concerns for his safety grew as darkness fell.
The moor was enveloped in thick low cloud reducing visibility to around twenty metres making searching very difficult.
Information gained from other walkers descending off the moor concentrated the search on the southern edge path and the Grindslow Knoll area.
Following about two hours of searching members of Kinder team located the man in a fit but cold condition near to Crowden Brook. The Kinder team stared to rewarm the man in a tent before Buxton members arrived on scene to escort the man down into Edale.
On arrival in Edale the gentleman was examined by a team doctor before being taken home by relatives.