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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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Mount Kilimanjaro climb as a Fundraiser!

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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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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Emergency Services Day Success

Despite the weather taking a turn for the worse the Emergency Services Day held in Pavilion Gardens, Buxton on Sunday was a real success.

Owing to the temporary marquee on the promenade the show wasn’t a big as usual but it still attracted hundreds of people even on an overcast and sometimes damp day.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service was there in force with some very expensive looking vehicles and Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation provided an instant pot-hole for young people to try out their skills.

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Day Two — 7 marathons in 7 days!

Yes, he’s off on day one of a truly marathon event, seven marathons in a week, to raise money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

Ben Brindley, of Tideswell, believes the work the rescue team does is amazing and wants to help them out by raising money and awareness. The 33-year-old said: “They are an emergency service but rely solely on donation. I have always given to the charity as an insurance policy but now I want to do more.”

Previously, the most the dad-of-one had run in a …

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Queen’s Birthday Honour for team member.

A Team Member for 42 years, Peter Farrer, of Chapel en le Frith, has been made a Member of the British Empire by H.M. The Queen for his services to Mountain Rescue.

Peter has always been a keen hill going member but a recent injury has prevented his attendance at any call-outs this year (apart from the one when we went to rescue him of course!).

Peter has always been one of those who beavers away in the background and without who’s dedication mountain rescue couldn’t operate.  He served on the management committee of Buxton …

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