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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout, Edale

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out to a joint rescue with Edale Mountain Rescue Team on Kinder Scout, just before 2.00pm on Sunday 7th April.

The casualty was a lady from Sheffield who was a regular walker in the area. She phoned for help as she was experiencing pain in her ankle which had intensified during her walk.  She was aware that her progress was extremely slow and she was getting cold.

Her exact position was uncertain, but it was thought she was somewhere on the edge path near the top of Grindsbrook Clough. Team members soon located the casualty just …

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Grindsbrook, Kinder Scout, Edale

The Rescue Team were called out for the second time in 3 hours just after 4pm, on a joint rescue with Derby Mountain Rescue Team and Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

The casualty was a male with a leg injury at the top of Grindslow Knoll. Team members reached the casualty, assessed and treated the injuries and then carried him down to Edale village on a mountain rescue stretcher,  for onward transport to hospital.

It had been a busy day for the volunteers with 2 call outs and assisting with the 4 inns walk, which we are pleased to say, passed off …

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Wildboarclough, off the A54 Congleton to Buxton Road

The first of two call outs for  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team volunteers started with the first call out just before  13.00hrs. on Saturday 6th April.

The team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist them with the evacuation of a mountain biker who had fallen off his bike. As a result of the fall and the mountain bikers condition, a quick evacuation by air was deemed necessary. The North West Air Ambulance was requested and was able to land close to the incident site, on the only flat bit of land for some considerable distance. This …

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Mam Tor, Castleton

Just after 2pm on Monday 25th March, Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called out to a report of an incident on Mam Tor.

The incident involved an injured paraglider pilot. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance

also attended the incident and was able to quickly transfer the casualty to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

This rescue is another good example of how the voluntary mountain rescue teams work closely together with other emergency services to effect quick treatment and evacuation of the casualty to hospital.

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Grindslow Knoll, Edale

Just before 3pm on the 23rd March , Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a report of an incident on Grindslow Knoll. Members from both mountain rescue teams, and response vehicles, made their way to RV at the Edale railway station.

Team members then set off up Grindslow Knoll, loaded with equipment, to locate the casualty. On locating the casualty, team members were told that the casualty had been walking on Kinder Scout and slipped, injuring their ankle. The casualty had tried to get themselves off the hill, and managed to get as far …

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Goyt Valley

The team was contacted about a dog walker who had become unsure of their location as daylight turned into darkness.

The walker was located using their mobile phone signal and was quickly found and brought back to a safe location.

Even at this time of year, it can get dark quickly in the evenings.


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Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

At 11.27 am both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were contacted by Derbyshire Constabulary after a call for help from two walkers in the Grindsbrook area. Team members were alerted and response vehicles headed to RV at the Edale railway station.

Team members were then dispatched to head up Grindsbrook Clough to meet the informant, who guided team members to the casualty, who was sitting by the stream under Halfway rocks.

The lady was from the USA and was enjoying a walk in the spring-like weather above Edale before heading home later in the week. Unfortunately whilst crossing …

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Rushup Edge

The team was called to assist Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a paraglider who had landed awkwardly between Mam Nick and Lords Seat,  on Rushup Edge. The paraglider had impacted the ground shortly after take off, sustaining a dislocated shoulder. An Edale MR doctor gave the pilot strong pain relief and managed to relocate the dislocated shoulder. This made for a much more comfortable carry off on the stretcher.

The casualty was then transferred to the North West Air Ambulance for onward transport to the Northern General hospital in Sheffield for ongoing care.

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Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton

The team was called out to a 20 year old female who was bouldering with friends when she fell approximately 10 metres. She was complaining of shoulder pain, and the EMAS paramedics were on scene providing care and treatment as the rescue team arrived.

Following treatement and imobilisation of the injury, on site, the casualty was placed onto a scoop stretcher, and then onto a mountain rescue stretcher. The casualty was then carried up a steep bank, by team members using a safety back-up rope to the waiting Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance who had managed to “park” nearby in …

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Winnats Pass, Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were called along with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service, with the transportation of a male casualty who had suffered a medical collapse.

The casualty was treated on site before being placed in a casualty bag and vacuum mattress, before being placed on a mountain rescue stretcher. The stretcher was then sledged down the grassy slope, using a back rope to control the descent and then carried the final few hundred yards to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

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