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Spanner Monkey’s Roll Cage Installation

On Friday Evening, Logistics Coordinator Matt travelled up to Newcastle to collect the team’s Landrover Defender Response Vehicle from Spanner Monkeys, after having its New “Monkey Bars” Roll Cage fitted.

The finished product is a culmination of 3 months of work and communication between the team and Spanner Monkeys, and was far from straight forward. The original brief was simply, “I’d like to have the roof rack taken off and it swapped for a roll cage.” When we took the vehicle up to Newcastle to Spanner Monkeys Workshop and chatted about what we wanted, we all began to realise this was …

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Its number thirteen in an ongoing series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress, Gillian Halliday.   The theme this time is finding place names in Great Britain which include a motor vehicle part and component.

You won’t need to be an expert mechanic, but a good atlas may be useful.  The answer to each riddle is a place name of somewhere in the British Isles that contains a reference to a motor vehicle part or component.

Winner receives a £10 prize and another prize …

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£5,000 donation towards Mountain Rescue

Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team  met the Mayor of Macclesfield Councillor Beverley Dooley who presented the team with a cheque for £5,000 towards the purchase of vital life saving equipment. Team members talked with Councillor Dooley about the work of a volunteer mountain rescuer, and were able to show the Mayor some of the equipment carried on the Mobile 1 response vehicle. The team has members from across the Peak District, with many members living in and around Macclesfield.

Team Chairman Richard Doran said “This is a really generous donation by Macclesfield Town Council to the mountain rescue team. It …

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Eye in the Sky

Plans are in the pipeline for an unmanned aerial device (UAV) or “drone” to join the Team. On an exercise last year, a recreational drone pilot demonstrated just how useful this new technology will be in searching vast areas of remote moorland which would otherwise take many volunteers many hours to cover.  A drone can search all terrain quickly and efficiently at a fraction of the cost of a helicopter.

To get a drone operational the Team needs to raise £6,000 – in addition to our normal running costs.  The campaign was …

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Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue launch


All successful Mountain Rescue teams rely entirely on the generosity of the public for both funding and hands on support. We receive no official funding and only occasional high value grants. With an outlay of approximately £45,000 per year spent on vital life saving equipment and personal safety kit, vehicles and premises, you’ll appreciate that we need to work extremely hard to keep the pennies rolling in and we are extremely grateful for the support we receive from all our supporters.

To help us reach our targets …

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40 Years of service to Mountain Rescue

Mountain Rescuer Eric Needham, received national recognition from Mountain Rescue England and Wales and the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation for 40 years voluntary service to mountain rescue. The long service certificates were awarded to Eric by the Chairman of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Richard Doran, on behalf of the two rescue organisations.

Eric has been involved in over 1000 call outs over the 40 years, and has been part of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team for 40 years and part of the leadership committee for over 20 years. He produced the team member’s development guide in addition to setting the team …

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Donation received in memory of a loving Son

On Thursday 18th January, Buxton MRT were visited by the Greenwood family from Cheshire and heard a very moving story about their son. Their son Tom, who died in the spring of 2017, had loved the countryside and in particular the Peak District National Park.

In memory of Tom, the family had made a collection and wished it to go to a charity that they knew their son would have heartily supported.

It was, therefore, a pleasure for BMRT to receive a very generous donation of over £800 from the friends and family of …

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Neil walks 108 miles in aid of the team.

One of Buxton’s Team members, Neil Stephenson, is taking part in this year’s Spine Mountain Rescue Challenger Race.

The Mountain Rescue Challenger is the first 108 miles of the iconic Spine Race, billed as Britain’s Most Brutal Race. The race started in Edale on Saturday 13th January and heads north up the Pennine Way to Hardraw in Yorkshire. Racers have 60 hours to complete the tough course. The Spine Race was started in 2012 and the Mountain Rescue Challenger event was specifically introduced three years ago for Mountain Rescue Team Members to raise much-needed funds for their Teams. There are 18 …

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New Year call out

The New Year started with Buxton Mountain Rescue’s first call out of the year.

At 14:29 on Monday 1st January, the team was called out to assist an injured walker in the Temple Fields area of Buxton.

A local gentleman had set out for an afternoon walk when he, unfortunately, slipping aggravating an old injury. The team despatched two response vehicles to rendezvous with team members on Green Lane, who were directed to the casualty with the appropriate response equipment.

After initial assessment and treatment by Mountain Rescue trained casualty carers, the gentleman was made comfortable on the team’s stretcher and transferred to easier …

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Derbyshire County Council scheme helps Buxton Mountain Rescue

On 21st December the team was visited by Derbyshire County Councillor Jim Perkins. He was there to present the team with a cheque for £360 from the ‘Community Leadership Grant Scheme’. The cheque was accepted on behalf of the team by Geoff Sumner a long standing team member.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team are extremely grateful for this generous grant. We are a registered charity and totally dependent on donations from the public. It costs over £30,000 per year just to maintain the rescue service. The grant will be put towards the cost of an upgrade to the teams older analogue radios which …

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