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Mount Kilimanjaro climb as a Fundraiser! Latest: BECKY’S ON TOP!

A lady is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team which went to her aid whilst she was competing in a local fell race.

In December 2014 Becky Higton was taking part in the annual Christmas Cracker Race, a tough eight-mile course through the challenging terrain of The Roaches.  Becky, aged 19, has been a  member of Staffordshire Moorlands Athletics Club for nine years and has completed this race many times before.

Just a couple of miles into the race she started to feel unwell as she began to ascend onto the top of …

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Joe calls for your help!

My name Joe lomas and I’m a Provisional Member of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.  On 16th October I will be running the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money for the rescue team but I need your help.

I started running when I was about 17 to keep in shape for rugby but then started to enjoy it more and more so decided to do a full marathon.  I completed the Dublin marathon in 2010 in aid of cancer research in a time of 5 hrs 15 mins. Since then I haven’t run …

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Dr Philip Astill 1931 – 2016

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team members were saddened by the news of the death of Honorary Team Member, Dr Philip Astill, on 26th August 2016.

Dr Astill had been a keen supporter of the team since he moved from Tideswell to Buxton as a G.P. many years ago.  He was active on many team call-outs but later concentrated on improving the team’s first aid and medical knowledge and regularly adjudicated on examinations when the team was part of St John Ambulance.

As a keen mountaineer and a yachtsman he was a fountain of …

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Chapel Parish Community Award

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team member, Peter Farrer, was the recipient of a special award presented on Thursday evening by Councillor John Brook, Chairman of Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council.

Each year the Parish Council makes a Community Award to someone the council considers has made a special contribution to the local area.  When the council heard that Peter’s 42 year commitment to mountain rescue had been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list with an M.B.E., they wished to add to their own congratulations with the 2016 Community Award.

The presentation took place at …

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Bosley Cloud

When Buxton Mountain Rescue Team received a letter from a lady in Congleton it simply had to make a special effort.

Mrs Joy Stephens-Blank asked the team if it would be possible for the team to help her 76 year old Auntie Pat to climb to the top of Bosley Cloud, a view point that meant so much to her.  Auntie Pat Simpkin now has two artificial hips and suffers some back pain so had been unable …

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Lower Withington W.I.

Last Wednesday night turned out to be a lovely summers evening, the perfect
backdrop for team members to attend Lower Withington W.I. to provide an evening presentation and discussion regarding the ongoing important work of Mountain Rescue.

Plans had been made for team members to …

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Bollington Brewery

There was no shortage of volunteers when members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were invited by Bollington Brewery to help support this year’s Bollington Three Peaks Race.
The races takes in a 5.7 mile loop around the tops of Kerridge Hill, White Nancy and Nab Hill and is the only fell race in the U.K. to start and finish at a brewery.  As you can imagine it’s a very popular event.

Always happy to support a brewery, team members were pleased to attend a B.B.Q. on Tuesday evening at which …

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Transformation HQ

Transformation HQ is a keep fit gymnasium with branches in Buxton and Whaley Bridge.  Their aim is to encourage people to loose the flab, get fit and transform their bodies back into what nature intended.

Earlier in the year the gym held a Summer Ball charity event which raised £500 for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.  The sum will be matched by a donation from the Santander Building Society making a grand and very welcome total donation of £1,000.

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Ken Blakeman

It was with the deepest sadness that members of Buxton M.R.T. learnt of the sudden death of Kinder team member and Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation Chairman, Ken Blakeman.

Ken, aged 69, from Great Moor, Stockport, had been a stalwart of Kinder team for over 40 years and was the team’s Chairman.  He was also Chairman of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, helping to guide not only his own team, but also the other six teams that make up the organization.

Ken collapsed on the hill during a call-out on the afternoon …

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He did it! Seven Marathons in Seven Days

Marathon Man, Ben Brindly finished his seventh marathon on Saturday afternoon with the Ladybower Trail.  A mere 3,200 feet of ascent with 26.2 miles bringing his total for the week to over 180 miles. 










There were lots of people at the finishing point under Derwent Dam to welcome him home.  Team members had tried to meet Ben somewhere on each of his marathon days and a few more were waiting at the very end.

The whole event has …

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