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Water Cum Jolly, MIllers Dale nr Cressbrook

At about 2.15pm on Wednesday 19th July, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called-out following reports of a fallen climber on Moat Buttress at Water-cum-Jolly.

Rendezvousing at Millers Dale Station, team vehicles ferried team members the one and a half miles down the Monsal Trail to a location above the incident scene.  Access to the incident involved a steep decent over some tricky terrain before arriving at a flat apron of ground beside the River Wye and below an imposing limestone buttress.

The male rock climber, from Loughborough, was found sitting at the …

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Monsal Trail

Whilst dealing with the previous call-out in the Goyt Valley another call from East Midlands Ambulance Service was received relating to cycling accident on the Monsal Trail.  Team vehicles were quickly on route to rendezvous at Miller’s Dale Station with other local team members.

A twenty-nine year old lady from Glossop suffered knee and serious facial injuries following an accident whilst riding a bike on the trail.  Team members were first to arrive on scene to start treatment and were soon able to hand over to the professionals when the …

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Cats Tor, Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s carnival plans were abruptly disrupted when East Midlands Ambulance Service requested assistance on the summit of Cats Tor on the Pym Chair to Shining Tor footpath.

One team vehicle, with several members on board, broke out of the Buxton Carnival parade and another vehicle was deployed from it’s station at Buxton Fire & Rescue Station.   A walker was reported to have collapsed whilst on the route to the Cat & Fiddle.   East Midland’s staff were already on scene when members arrived at the site and the 25 year old casualty from Manchester was receiving treatment.  She …

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Jacob’s Ladder, Upper Booth

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 5.20 p.m. on Monday 3rd July following a report of a party of walkers descending the steps on Jacob’s Ladder trying to carry one of their number who had a leg injury.  Details were uncertain and consequently only a limited number of members were called to make an investigation.

Despite a search of Jacob’s Ladder, and other routes with steps, no trace of the party was found.

The team members stood down and returned to base.

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Edale Cross.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 3.30 p.m.on Sunday 2nd July to assist Kinder M.R.T. following the report of an injured 60 year old female walker on Swines Back near to Edale Cross.

Kinder M.R.T. was already in the same area dealing with an unrelated incident and dispatched a vehicle up the track from Coldwell Clough.  The casualty was quickly located and was then assisted to the rescue vehicle from where she was transported back to Hayfield by Kinder M.R.T.

As soon as it was known that the casualty was able to walk with assistance, the eighteen members of Buxton M.R.T. …

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