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Solomon’s Temple

A 63 year old lady from Ashbourne was out walking the dog with her husband in an area near Solomons Temple when she slipped on a patch of mud and dislocated her knee. The lady was treated by EMAS Ambulance Paramedics and placed on a rescue stretcher and carried by 11 Buxton team members to the road ambulance for onward travel to hospital.

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Kinder Search

The Buxton team was called as part of the Kinder Scout search plan along with Edale, Glossop and Kinder teams when two walkers became lost in thick hill fog and strong winds on the plateau. The couple from Liverpool had set off earlier in the day from Edale, and became disorientated in the area north of Crowden Brook whilst trying to find the top of Kinder Scout.

The couple called for mountain rescue assistance after wandering around in the fog for some time and realised that daylight was running out.

Search parties rapidly ascended to the plateau via the usual ascent routes. …

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Kinder Search

The Buxton team were called at 21:17 as part of the Kinder search plan along with Edale, Glossop and Kinder teams. Fifteen Buxton team members responded and were tasked with a search of the southern edge and plateau via Jacobs Ladder, Crowden Brook and Grindslow Knoll.

The casualty, a local man from the High Peak, was located at 23:20 hours west of Fairbrook Naze on the northern edge of Kinder Scout, by a search party from Glossop Team. After a quick hot drink and some food in a shelter tent, he was escorted off the hill.

After receiving confirmation that the overdue …

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Roaches Gate

A lady on holiday from Nottingham was walking with a group of friends when she slipped on a very muddy section of the descending path.

One of the group members had noticed our sign at Roaches Gate (see photos) informing members of the public on how to call out Mountain Rescue and he then placed a call to the emergency services.

Team members were paged and text, whilst mobile one from Dove Base and mobile 3 from Staden Lane Fire Station were despatched.

On arrival at the RV, team members were tasked with carrying rescue equipment to the casualties location on the Upper …

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Buxton Green Lane

The New Year started with Buxton Mountain Rescue’s first call out of the year.

At 14:29 on Monday 1st January, the team was called out to assist an injured walker in the Temple Fields area of Buxton.

A local gentleman had set out for an afternoon walk when he unfortunately slipped aggravating an old injury. The team despatched two response vehicles to rendezvous with team members on Green Lane, who were directed to the casualty with the appropriate response equipment.

After initial assessment and treatment by Mountain Rescue trained casualty carers, the gentleman was made comfortable …

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The team was called to the Roaches to a mountain biking accident. A passing doctor and East Midlands Ambulance Service provided first aid and the injured male was transported to the waiting ambulance by stretcher. The casualty had sustained a dislocated shoulder which was successfully treated in hospital.

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Corbar Road Buxton

The Buxton team were called out at 12:00 to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service, to assist with the hospital transfer of a 72 year old male. The property was up a steep icy hill which made the transfer difficult. The male transferred to BMRT stretcher which was sledged down to the road whilst secured by a back rope, where an ambulance was waiting to transfer the patient to Stepping Hill Hospital.

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Stanage Edge

The team was called to assist Edale MRT with a paraglider that had crashed near to the gritstone edge at Stanage.

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Brandside (A53)

The team was called in the early hours the morning by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to assist with transporting a patient from a farmhouse in the Brandside area south of Buxton.

Thirteen team members attended and after wrapping the patient in an insulated casualty bag, carried the patient through snow drifts to a waiting ambulance on the nearest road. The patient was then transferred to Stepping Hill Hospital for further assessment.

Once the EMAS ambulance was safely back in Buxton, team members returned to base to sort and dry kit. Team members then returned home to catch a few hours sleep …

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Mam Tor

Eight local team members responded to a call for assistance from Edale MRT for a tobogganist with a lower leg injury. The incident was concurrent with the Goyt’s Lane incident in which a number of Buxton Team Members were already involved.

The male from South Derbyshire suffered a suspected fracture in an accident on the lower slopes of Mam Tor above the Rushup Edge Road. He was treated by an Edale Team doctor and team members before being wrapped in a vacuum mattress and casualty bag ready for evacuation to a waiting EMAS ambulance.

His final toboggan run was on the mountain …

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