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Kinder Southern Edge

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out at 9.15 p.m. on Sunday 13th August following an initial call at 7.30 p.m. to Kinder M.R.T. relating to a group of walkers lost somewhere on the Southern edges of Kinder Scout.

Two Czech ladies in their twenties and now living in London were on a camping holiday in Buxton and decided to go for a walk on Kinder Scout.  The pair climbed the moor from Edale and crossed to visit the Kinder Downfall.  It was on the return journey that they became disorientated and soon met another couple of walkers from Sheffield who were …

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Deep Dale near Sheldon.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team had just finished packing up from the previous incident when at 3.55 p.m. another call-out was received regarding a collapsed walker in Deep Dale.

Fifteen members rendezvoused at While Lodge car-park at the bottom of Taddington Dale for the climb up towards Deep Dale.  East Midlands Ambulance Service personnel were already with the 53 year old casualty from Sutton in Ashfield who was suffering from an acute medical condition.  An E.M.A.S. doctor, who is also a member of Edale mountain rescue team, arrived soon after.

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Castle Naze, Combs Moss

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon (13th August) following a report of a rock-climber having collapsed with chest pains at the foot of Castle Naze Crag.

The first team members arrived at the roadside simultaneously with an East Midlands Ambulance crew and all quickly climbed to the incident site.   A mature rock-climber from the Alsager area was showing signs of a heart problem but was being cared for by a party of walkers from Austria.  Fortunately, the team had a German speaking …

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Search of Hope Valley Area

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 3.10 p.m. on Friday 11th August by Derbyshire Police to assist in the search for a vulnerable male from the Sheffield area.  Edale M.R.T. and three search & rescue dogs were also deployed around the Hope Valley area in the hunt for the man who police thought may harm himself.

This incident was a rapidly evolving one and a joint services command post was set up at Edale M.R.T’s base in Hope.  This permitted fast sharing of vital information between the police and mountain …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team together with Edale M.R.T., Kinder M.R.T., and Glossop M.R.Teams were all called simultaneously at 10.00 p.m. on Sunday 6th of August following a 999 call to police from a man and his eleven year old son lost on Kinder Scout.

The man from, Marylands in West Sussex, had gone for a walk on the moor setting of from Edale earlier in the day when the weather was fine and warm.   However, around mid-afternoon, classic Kinder weather rolled in from the west with low cloud and heavy rain making navigation on the summit difficult and causing darkness …

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Mam Tor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 6.00 pm on Friday 4th August following a report to East Midlands Ambulance Service of an accident on the south east ridge of Mam Tor, near to Blue John Mine.

A 37 year old lady from the Isle of Man, on holiday in the Peak District, had slipped whilst descending the popular route off the Mam Tor summit.   The simple accident resulted in a probable fracture of the lower leg and so the aim of the first team members on site was to …

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Cave Dale, Castleton

A joint team call-out for Buxton and Edale teams.

A group of children and adults requiring assistance on steep wet ground in Cave Dale.  All escorted to safety.

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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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