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Kinder Scout, Southern Edge.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team alerted by Derbyshire police following a 999 call from a man reporting himself lost on Kinder Scout.

The 18 year old student from London, staying locally in the Peak for a few days, had been for a walk on to Kinder Scout from Grindlslow Knoll.  Using a local walks guide leaflet for navigation he made his way along the southern edge of the plateau before becoming disorientated around the Woolpacks area.  After several attempts to locate himself he eventually called for assistance.

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Kinder Scout, Southern Edge.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a report of a lady who had sustained an arm injury whilst walking in the Woolpacks on the Kinder’s Southern Edge path.

The lady, on a few days holiday from Watford, had been walking with her husband when a simple slip resulted in her injury.  Help was offered by several passing walkers including a family group of two adults and five young children who stayed with the casualty throughout the incident.  The lady’s pain was bearable and the group agreed to start …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

A joint team call-out for Buxton and Edale teams following the report of a female casualty on the slopes of Mam Tor.

A 57 year old lady, visiting the area on holiday from Australia, slipped on steep wet ground and suffered a dislocated fracture of her ankle. Initial assessment and treatment was by the crew of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air-ambulance.  The lady was then carefully lifted on to a rescue team stretcher for a short but steep carry to the summit of Mam Tor …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to support Edale MRT in a search for a 17 year old male from Halifax who had become benighted on Bleaklow after setting off from Holme, West Yorkshire.

Woodhead MRT and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams were also called together with a number of S.A.R.D.A. dogs for what started as something of a needle in a haystack search of the moors on a wet and misty night.  However, an experienced M.R. Search Controller, using an understanding of missing person behaviour and a sound knowledge of …

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The Buxton team members were placed on “stand-by” ready to assist Edale MRT following the report of a female having collapsed whilst walking on Stanage Edge.  However, her walking group managed to assist her down to the road and consequently mountain rescue was not required and stood down.  The lady was assessed by an Edale team doctor before being transported to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

No involvement for Buxton MRT.



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The Roaches, Staffordshire

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist West Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of a fallen climber at The Roaches.

A 24 year old man on a visit to the Peak District from Southampton had fallen from a boulder sustaining a suspected fracture to the leg.  Initial treatment was by ambulance staff before the casualty was placed onto a rescue stretcher for a gentle carry to where the West Midlands Air-ambulance had been able to land.  He was then flown to a North Staffordshire hospital for treatment.

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Back Tor Farm, Edale Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with Edale MRT following a  report of a female fell runner from Cumbria who had collapsed near to Back Tor Farm in the Edale Valley.

The runner had been competing on a long distance fell race on a warm and sunny day, and was suffering from the effects of heat and dehydration. Local team members were rapidly on scene to assess the casualty, with treatment continued by an Edale team doctor until the ambulance arrived to take her to a Sheffield hospital for assessment.   A short duration incident due to her close proximity to the farm and most …

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Park House Hill, Glutton Bridge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a report to police of an elderly man having fallen on the steep side of Park House Hill.

A seventy-four year old man from Bolsover had been walking with a family member when he slipped and tumbled several feet down the steep limestone hillside.   The gentleman sustained a significant head injury and was treated on scene by team members who responded quickly to the call.   Team members continued to care for the man for some time whilst waiting for an East …

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Kinder Scout

Team on stand-by relating to a ongoing search of Kinder Scout by other teams for two missing walkers.  Team not deployed but team search-dog handler called together with one other member to navigate for the dog unit.  See Dog Call number 2.

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Not exactly a call-out in the true sense as this casualty came to us.

Team members were fundraising in Castleton when they were approached by a lady who had had an earlier accident whilst walking at Hollin’s Cross.  Initial first aid had been carried out by passing mountain bikers but the lady still had considerable pain in her upper and lower arm.  The injury was re-examined and further pain relief offered before appropriate splinting was applied.

Not being a life threatening injury an ambulance was not appropriate and so the casualty was taken to hospital by a family member.

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