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Chrome Hill

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.05 p.m. on Thursday 17th August following a report to East Midlands Ambulance Service of an injured walker on Chrome Hill in Dowal Dale.

A 63 year old lady on holiday with her husband from Nuneaton slipped on the descent of the steep sided ridge path sustaining a probable fracture/dislocation of her ankle.  Team members rendezvoused in Dowal Dale for the climb to the casualty site where a number of other walkers had stopped to help.

Following on site treatment and splinting by team casualty-carers …

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Kinder Southern Edge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out at 9.15 p.m. on Sunday 13th August following an initial call at 7.30 p.m. to Kinder M.R.T. relating to a group of walkers lost somewhere on the Southern edges of Kinder Scout.

Two Czech ladies in their twenties and now living in London were on a camping holiday in Buxton and decided to go for a walk on Kinder Scout.  The pair climbed the moor from Edale and crossed to visit the Kinder Downfall.  It was on the return journey that they became disorientated and soon met another couple of walkers from Sheffield who were …

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Deep Dale near Sheldon.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team had just finished packing up from the previous incident when at 3.55 p.m. another call-out was received regarding a collapsed walker in Deep Dale.

Fifteen members rendezvoused at While Lodge car-park at the bottom of Taddington Dale for the climb up towards Deep Dale.  East Midlands Ambulance Service personnel were already with the 53 year old casualty from Sutton in Ashfield who was suffering from an acute medical condition.  An E.M.A.S. doctor, who is also a member of Edale mountain rescue team, arrived soon after.

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Castle Naze, Combs Moss

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon (13th August) following a report of a rock-climber having collapsed with chest pains at the foot of Castle Naze Crag.

The first team members arrived at the roadside simultaneously with an East Midlands Ambulance crew and all quickly climbed to the incident site.   A mature rock-climber from the Alsager area was showing signs of a heart problem but was being cared for by a party of walkers from Austria.  Fortunately, the team had a German speaking …

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Search of Hope Valley Area

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 3.10 p.m. on Friday 11th August by Derbyshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male from the Sheffield area.  Edale M.R.T. and three search & rescue dogs were also deployed around the Hope Valley area in the hunt for the man who police thought may harm himself.

This incident was a rapidly evolving one and a joint services command post was set up at Edale M.R.T’s base in Hope.  This permitted fast sharing of vital information between the police and mountain …

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