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Chapel Gate Track

Whilst providing safety cover alongside Derby MRT for the classic Four Inns Walk Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to an incident on the Chapel Gate Track in the Edale Valley.

A nineteen year old female competitor was reported to have suffered a seizure whilst climbing the track towards Rushop Edge.   Unsure of the exact location of the incident, ten members of Buxton MRT were initially dispatched to the scene, some climbing from the Edale Valley whilst others made their way down from the top.  A group from Derby MRT including a team doctor was also sent from the Walk …

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Goyt Valley

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to support Derbyshire police searching for a vulnerable female around the Goyt Valley near Buxton.

The middle aged lady from the Staffordshire area was believed to have been somewhere on the moorland around Errwood Hall since before darkness.  Police had become concerned for her welfare after relatives reported her missing and following a deterioration of the weather with heavy rain and a cold wind.

Local police had already started to search well known landmarks and it was just as the team was arriving at the search rendezvous point that an officer located the lady in a remote …

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Roach End, The Roaches.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by West Midlands Ambulance Service following the report of an injured walker.

The first team members arrived as the West Midlands Air-ambulance was circling above the casualty site.  A sixty-six year old man from Leamington Spa had simply slipped on the muddy path and sustained a suspected leg fracture. Initial treatment was by team members before the helimed medics took over.  The casualty was then carried to the waiting aircraft for transfer to a North Staffordshire hospital.

Photo credit: BMRT.  Just off the muddy …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called to the southern lower slopes of Mam Tor where a male walker had taken a simple slip whilst descending an innocuous grassy slope.

Initial treatment by team members diagnosed a suspected fracture of the lower leg and suitable treatment and pain relief was administered.  The casualty site was only a couple of hundred metres from the road but the wet, muddy conditions demanded a careful stretcher carry to the waiting East Midlands Ambulance.

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Catcliffe, Sheffield. Water Search

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team sent four members as part of a P.D.M.R.O. response to assist in the search for an elderly gentleman.  The search, controlled by Edale MRT, included several areas of river and open water where specially trained and suitably equipped members of Edale, Buxton and Woodhead teams were deployed.

Despite a day-long search no trace was found of the missing person and teams were stood down at darkness.  South Yorkshire Police continue their inquiries.

Photo credit: BMRT.  Water Search members being briefed prior to deployment.

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Kinder Scout, The Woolpacks

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following a telephone call to police from a man reporting himself lost on Kinder Scout.  The weather at the time of the report was very poor with substantial rain falling on an already sodden moor swelling streams into torrents and low cloud reducing visibility to just a few metres.  Deep snow lying in groughs and across footpaths would hamper progress.

The Duty Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’s Incident Controller contacted the man and was able to plot his exact position by using a system which …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called when the Kinder Scout Search Plan was activated following a call for assistance from two lost hill walkers.

Kinder M.R.T. had been deployed first but with the visibility on the Kinder plateau to less than fifteen metres the decision was taken to activate the plan which allows the plateau to be searched more quickly.  The plan includes …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called after two students from Manchester became lost in the mist n the south side of Kinder Scout.  Unusually they “Googled “for mountain rescue and found a number for Edale MRT base.  Fortunately the base was staffed and, after taking details, the incident was correctly rerouted via the police and the duty P.D.M.R.O. Incident Controller.

Following the use of Sarloc, a technical gadget which locates cell-phone positions, the lost pair were identified to be in the Woolpacks area of Kinder and Buxton MRT tasked to guide them off the hill.  Whilst Edale base maintained phone contact with …

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called following the report from two walkers and their dog that they were lost in the cloud somewhere around the Jacobs Ladder area.  Whilst Buxton MRT responded with fifteen members to start the search, Kinder and Edale MRTs were placed on standby in case the incident developed.

Fortunately the two were met by two other walkers with a better sense of direction (and possibly a map and compass!) who led them down Jacobs Ladder.  After meeting team members the two walkers were taken by Land Rover back to Edale.

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Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called-out following a report from a 49 year old lady fell runner from Leicester who telephoned the police after becoming lost on Kinder Scout in freezing conditions.

Team members contacted the lady however the details were very sparse and she had little charge left on her phone. Buxton Team rendezvoused at Edale and deployed further technology to ascertain her position which identified her likely location as the western side of Kinder Plateau.  Kinder Team were then called out to cover that area.

In the meantime, two fell runners found the lady near to Edale Rocks; she was cold …

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