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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 12.30 .m. on Thursday 14th September as back up Edale MRT which was attending an injured walker on a footpath near to the village of Calver.

An elderly man was descending a steep, muddy footpath through the woods when a simple slip resulted in a twisted and painful knee.  Edale M.R.T. was first on scene and started the casualty assessment and treatment.  Buxton members were just starting to arrive in Calver when a second incident was reported that was going to strain already thin resources.  Four Buxton members stopped to assist at the Calver incident …

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Crowden Brook, Kinder Scout

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called at 3.50 p.m. on Wednesday 13th September by East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report of an injured walker in the middle reaches of Crowden Brook on the southern edge of Kinder Scout.

A fifty five year old lady from Derby husband had been walking with her husband in the clough when a slip resulted a suspected fracture of of her right leg at the knee.  Eighteen team members who responded to the call quickly climbed Crowden Brook with the necessary equipment and found …

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Deep Dale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 12.00 on Saturday 10th September following a report of a schoolgirl having a panic attack in Deep Dale.

The young girl, from a school in Nottingham, was participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at the time of the attack.  They group had descended into Deep Dale from near King Sterndale, Buxton and then started to climb out on the steep Mid-shires Way path adjacent to Hobs Hurst cave.  The anxiety attack was brought on by the steepness of the dale and the slippery …

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Kinder Scout Plateau

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called out as part of the four team Kinder Scout Search Pre-plan at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday 5th September.

A solo male walker had reported himself lost on Kinder whilst walking between Edale and Snake Summit on the Pennine Way.  There had been significant low cloud on the plateau for most of the day making navigation difficult for those without adequate local knowledge.  With the threat of darkness looming the man decided to call for help.  Fortunately the man happened to be in one of the few …

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Monsal Trail

An early call for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team when at 9.15 a.m. on Sunday 3rd September Debyshire police requested that the team attend the Monsal Trail following the report of an injured cyclist.

The casualty was a 50 year old man from the U.S.A. in the U.K. to take part in the Rapha, Manchester to London, charity ride raising money for “Ambitous about Autism”.  Around 300 riders set off at dawn from Manchester Velodrome for the 220 mile route which cuts through the Peak District, and the Chilterns on the …

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Win Hill

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 2nd September to support Edale rescue team dealing with an injured mountain biker on Win Hill.

Five members left fundraising at Chatsworth Park to assist plus a few other local members.  Edale M.R.T. had the job in hand and our members were just able to join in the evacuation through a steep wooded area and along a track to the waiting ambulance.

For the full story see Edale M.R.T’s web site,  http//

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Pym’s Chair

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called at 1.00 pm on Friday 1st September following the report of an injured walker near to Crowden Tower on Kinder Scout.

Ten members and two vehicles left fundraising at Chatsworth Park and another eight local members responded to the call-out.  Whilst travelling to the incident the nature of the call became clearer.  The actual location of the incident site was Pym’s Chair and whilst the injuries were incapacitating they were not life threatening so therefore not warranting a helicopter.  With a long stretcher carry inevitable assistance was …

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Monsal Trail

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called by Derbyshire Police at 10.00 p.m. on Bank Holiday Monday night following a report of two walkers lost in the dark.

The lost pair had left Tideswell around 2.00 p.m. for a circular walk on the local paths.  They were using a map on a mobile phone for navigation but when the battery failed they lost their way.  After further conversations it was predicted that the couple, from Birmingham, were actually on the Monsal Trail having become disorientated after night fall.  Just three team members were dispatched to search the entire length of the cycle route …

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Stanage, High Neb area

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members who were within 15 minutes travelling distance were called to assist Edale M.R.T. which was dealing with a climbing accident in the High Neb area of Stanage Edge near Hathersage.

Five local team members responded to help the Edale members assisting a rock-climber who had fallen about six metres sustaining a head injury.   Buxton members were late to the call as the casualty had already been loaded in to an air-ambulance for a short transfer to Dennis Knoll car-park were an East Midlands ambulance …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team called just before 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 26th August following a call to North West Ambulance Service relating to an injured walker near to Wincle on the Cheshire / Staffordshire border

A couple from Widnes were on a circular walk from Wildboarclough when a slip in the muddy conditions resulted in a suspected fractured ankle for a fifty year old lady.  An North West Ambulance crew was called in the first instance but when the crew arrived at the site they realised that extracting the lady was going to be difficult and potentially dangerous for the two man …

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