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High Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.45 pm on Sunday 18th June in order to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with the report of a paraglider crash landing on High Wheeldon near to Earl Sterndale.
Fifteen team members rendezvoused at Wheeldon Trees Farm for the 100 metre climb in full sun towards the trig point.   A 46 year old man, from Etwall, Derby, had sustained a lower leg injury on landing and was now in considerable pain.  Ambulance staff were first on scene to provide pain …

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Churn Hole, Deep Dale, Topley Pike

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 2.10 pm on Saturday 17th June to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service dealing with a 69 year old gentleman who had collapsed whilst walking near to Deep Dale, Topley Pike.

The gentleman was on a walking holiday with his wife when the incident occurred, probably induced by the extreme temperature on the hottest day of the year so far.  East Midlands Ambulance Service crew were first on scene and rendered treatment to the gentleman.   B.M.R.T. was fundraising in Buxton when the call was …

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Grindsbrook, Edale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.40 pm on Thursday 15th June following a third party report to police of an injured walker in the top of Crowden Brook in the Edale Valley.
Nineteen team members responded and a five were already climbing Crowden Brook from Upper Booth when another call was received reporting the casualty to actually be in Grindsbrook.   Incident control relocated to Edale Station car park and team members diverted to start climbing Grindsbrook Clough.   Knowing the casualty to be in the upper …

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Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 8.00 pm on Wednesday evening to assist North West Ambulance Service dealing with a fallen rock climber at Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme.  At the time Kinder M.R.T. was training at it’s base in Hayfield and also dispatched nine members and equipment to assist.  However, on arrival of Buxton’s first members, it became apparent that only limited man-power would be required and Kinder M.R.T. was stood down.

The rescue team found North West Ambulance Service already treating the 24 year old lady from Sussex for …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called in the late afternoon of Saturday 10th June following a report to police of three young people trapped beneath a dry waterfall in Ravensdale near Cressbrook.

Eighteen team members responded quickly to the call rendezvousing at the tiny hamlet of Ravensdale Cottages.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award silver expedition party of seven from an Oldham school were walking from Eyam towards Haddon Hall when the incident occurred. They should have followed the path when it left the dried-up limestone river but instead they carried on …

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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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