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Jacob’s Ladder

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called-out at 5.20 pm on Wednesday 7th June following a report to police of an injured walker on the southern end of Kinder Scout.

Twenty-three members responded to the call rendezvousing near to Upper Booth in the Edale Valley.   A twenty year old lady from Sheffield had slipped on the descent from Swines Back and suffered an ankle injury.  She had bravely tried to walk on but the pain stopped her progressing more than a few metres.

Team members climbed to the location with medical equipment …

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Grinlow Woods

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 10.30 on Monday morning by East Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with an injured walker in Grinlow Country Park, Buxton.   An elderly gentleman was reported to have been walking his dog when he slipped on a wet tree root and sustained a head injury.  Nineteen team members responded as it was a wet and cold day and not the conditions for anyone to be lying on the open ground for too long.

The initial rendezvous at Grinlow car-park was quickly changed to Pooles …

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Rushop Edge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 3.05 pm on Thursday 25th May by East Midlands Ambulance Service requesting assistance with the evacuation of an injured paraglider from Rushop Edge near to Mam Tor.

The 54 year old man had been airborne when a when a dramatic problem caused him to fall an estimated 10 metres to the ground.    The casualty, from Sheffield, suffered what was considered to be a significant back injury and was going to need careful handling.  The Derbyshire, Leicester and Rutland Air-ambulance was originally dispatched …

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Pennine Way

A potential all-night, multi-team rescue was averted when the person reported missing made contact to say he was just delayed.

A multi team search of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow moors was initiated at 21.30 hrs on Wednesday 16th May following the report of a 75 year old solo walker being overdue at his destination.

The walker was known to be starting the Pennine Way and had left Edale Youth Hostel around 9.00 am that morning.  The alarm was raised when, by the time darkness was falling, he had still not arrived at his reserved accommodation at Crowden in Longdendale.  The weather throughout …

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