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Higger Tor

Buxton team members had just returned to their fundraising duties in Castleton when a second call came in to assist Edale team with a fallen climber at Burbage North. Seven team members were dispatched and assisted Edale with the evacuation of a male climber from below Higger Tor up to the waiting ambulance at Upper Burbage Bridge car park.

 

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Castleton

Whilst taking part in Buxton MRT’s annual Christmas street collection in Castleton, the first of three calls for the day materialised. The team were approached by a passer-by about a 52 year old lady who had collapsed near to the Visitor Centre.  Her friends had vitally put her in the recovery position immediately.  After initial assessment by a team first-aider, and a few concerning moments she slowly improved following treatment with oxygen and insulating from a cold day in a casualty bag.  She was then assisted into the Visitors Centre who kindly allowed us to use their store room to …

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Stanage Edge

Six Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members responded to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with the rescue of a male climber who had dislocated his right shoulder whilst climbing in the Black Hawk area of Stanage Edge. The 22 year old climber from Tring in Hertfordshire was given pain relief before being carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the roadside. He was taken by an EMAS ambulance to the Northern General Hospital for further treatment.

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Dove Holes

Buxton, Kinder and Derby mountain rescue teams were contacted at 10am along with search dogs to assist Derbyshire Police with the search for a man who had been missing since the early morning. The teams were assembling at Buxton Team’s Dove Holes base and search plans were being drawn up in consultation with the police and the local quarry manager, when the missing person was found near houses by friends and family. He was able to walk to safety and was attended to by a team paramedic for injuries sustained during his absence. He was taken to Macclesfield General Hospital for a check-up.

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Monsal Trail, Millers Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team together with members of Edale M.R.T. were called by Derbyshire police on Saturday night to rendezvous at Miller’s Dale Station to assist officers dealing with a situation on the Monsal Trail.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman later said: “At around 6.40 pm on Saturday, October 14, we were called to Monsal Trail in Limekiln where we found a 41-year-old man in an unresponsive condition.”
“The man was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he was pronounced dead”.
“A thorough investigation is taking place; however, we have no reason to believe there …

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Mam Tor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called together with members of Edale M.R.T. following the report of a man having collapsed whilst climbing Mam Tor.

The 61 year old man from London was on holiday with his family and had climbed about half way up the southern ridge of the shale outcrop when he began to feel unwell with possible chest problems.   A total of nineteen members from the two rescue teams rendezvoused near to Blue John Cavern for the climb to the casualty site.   Following treatment by team medics the man …

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Castle Naze

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team received a call at it’s Dove Holes Base on Monday (09/10/17) evening from a concerned resident who lives below Castle Naze Crag.

He had been watching two lights near to the top of the crag that hadn’t moved for over an hour.  Given the unpleasant weather conditions and as it had been dark for some time, he was now concerned for their welfare.  Before calling 999 for the police he decided to give the base a call on the off-chance someone might be there.  Fortunately team …

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Kinder and Bleaklow search

Greater Manchester Police had received a call from a man who, having left Edale at 9.30 a.m, was now having trouble navigating off the final stage of his day’s walk and requesting help.  With little other information to work on and with continuing poor weather conditions, four rescue teams and four search & rescue dogs were called out.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday night alongside Kinder, Glossop and Edale teams to put the familiar Kinder Search Plan into action.  Buxton team rendezvoused at Edale …

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Hollin Clough, Derwent Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to assist Edale M.R.T. responding to a report of a collapsed walker in Hollin Clough on the east side of the Derwent Valley.

The 69 year old man from Lytham St Anns had started to feel unwell whilst walking up the valley with his family and finally became unable to continue.  A family member returned to Fairholmes Information Centre to raise the alarm and East Midlands Ambulance Service in turn requested assistance from mountain rescue.

Edale M.R.T. members were first to arrive to assist the ambulance crew …

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Curbar

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to support Edale Team following a report of an injured man on Curbar Edge.

A 37 year old male from Milton Keynes had fallen whilst bouldering (climbing large isolated rocks without aid) and sustained an open fracture of the ankle.  The casualty was on his own and had to shout to passers by to get assistance.?  Owing to the isolation of the incident site an air ambulance was also called alongside mountain rescue and a local paramedic.

The casualty was treated on scene by the air-medics and carried to the helicopter a short distance away.  Fortunately …

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