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Kinder Scout Plateau

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out as part of the four team Kinder Scout Search Pre-plan at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday 5th September.

A solo male walker had reported himself lost on Kinder whilst walking between Edale and Snake Summit on the Pennine Way.  There had been significant low cloud on the plateau for most of the day making navigation difficult for those without adequate local knowledge.  With the threat of darkness looming the man decided to call for help.  Fortunately the man happened to be in one of the few …

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Monsal Trail

An early call for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team when at 9.15 a.m. on Sunday 3rd September Debyshire police requested that the team attend the Monsal Trail following the report of an injured cyclist.

The casualty was a 50 year old man from the U.S.A. in the U.K. to take part in the Rapha, Manchester to London, charity ride raising money for “Ambitous about Autism”.  Around 300 riders set off at dawn from Manchester Velodrome for the 220 mile route which cuts through the Peak District, and the Chilterns on the …

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Win Hill

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 2nd September to support Edale rescue team dealing with an injured mountain biker on Win Hill.

Five members left fundraising at Chatsworth Park to assist plus a few other local members.  Edale M.R.T. had the job in hand and our members were just able to join in the evacuation through a steep wooded area and along a track to the waiting ambulance.

For the full story see Edale M.R.T’s web site,  http//www.edalemrt.co.uk

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Pym’s Chair

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.00 pm on Friday 1st September following the report of an injured walker near to Crowden Tower on Kinder Scout.

Ten members and two vehicles left fundraising at Chatsworth Park and another eight local members responded to the call-out.  Whilst travelling to the incident the nature of the call became clearer.  The actual location of the incident site was Pym’s Chair and whilst the injuries were incapacitating they were not life threatening so therefore not warranting a helicopter.  With a long stretcher carry inevitable assistance was …

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Monsal Trail

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by Derbyshire Police at 10.00 p.m. on Bank Holiday Monday night following a report of two walkers lost in the dark.

The lost pair had left Tideswell around 2.00 p.m. for a circular walk on the local paths.  They were using a map on a mobile phone for navigation but when the battery failed they lost their way.  After further conversations it was predicted that the couple, from Birmingham, were actually on the Monsal Trail having become disorientated after night fall.  Just three team members were dispatched to search the entire length of the cycle route …

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