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What is it like to be part of a mountain rescue team?
We invite you behind the scenes of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team (think The One Show meets Children in Need) to really find out what’s involved in being a mountain rescue team volunteer, on standby of every hour, of everyday, whatever the weather, ready to help our visitors and residents, in and around Buxton and the Peak District National Park.
Tune in at 7.00 pm on Friday 27th …
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were saddened to learn from Dave, that Search Dog Megan had peacefully slipped away with Dave and family by her side. Megan was 15 years old, and had been an operational Search Dog for 12 years. Megan continued to come to our base on training nights until just recently, and was adored and loved by all of us, something which she took in her stride every time, especially if it involved a biscuit. Many team members have had a long working relationship with Megan, and she will be very much missed by the …
Its number fifteen in an ongoing series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress, Gillian Halliday. There are 60 questions Cryptic/General Knowledge/Anagrams of place names in British Isles containing things found in Town or Country.
Closing date 31st October 2020.
1st Prize £10 to person with highest score plus 2nd Prize £5
randomly picked from all returned sheets.
£1 plus SAE to Mrs G Halliday ‘Lorien’,Main Road, Stickney, Boston, Lincolnshire. PE22 8AG.
(Gillian sends the team a cheque for the total amount when
All the Mountain Rescue Teams involved in the Todbrook Reservoir incident back in August 2019 would like to say a huge thank you to the Committee of the Keep Your Chinook Up Fund for their generous support to mountain rescue following the incident.
What a great gesture, from a great community, thank you.
Clare Holdcroft, one of our team members, recently completed the Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) Spine Challenge event, which started on the 11th January. The race is specifically for mountain rescue volunteers and is part of the Spine race series, billed as Britain’s most brutal race!
The MRT Challenge is 108
miles along the Pennine Way starting in Edale and finishing in Hawes. Staged in
winter, the race is non-stop with competitors having to endure whatever weather
is thrown at them. Most of the time is spent in the dark with only eight hours
of daylight each day at …
If you think you have walked a few miles during 2019 then spare a moment to look at the website of Beth Wickes who since the 3rd Oct 2018 has walked over 2785 miles, mostly around the coastline of the UK. Beginning at theTowerRNLI in London, Beth set out on her journey to raise awareness of the work of the RNLI, Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue England and Wales, and to raise as much money as possible for them to continue with their vital work supporting the community. Beth Foot Forward charity coastal walk
In clear but cold weather, the Team spent Sunday morning supporting Staffordshire Moorlands Athletic Club annual Christmas Cracker Race. This event has been supported by the team for many years and is firmly established in the team calendar of events.
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was invited to the Vale Inn, Bollington, one of The Bollington Brewery’s pubs, to receive a donation for helping out on the Bollington 3 Peaks Fell Race.
Team chairman Rick Mobbs received the cheque from Lee Wainwright and Tim Jones at the Vale Inn.
After the presentation team members did sample a few of the brews, and very good they were too.
The team are very grateful to Lee and his team, and the organisers of the Bollington Fell Race. Without such support from the local …
Team members Carney and Fleur visited Buxton Women’s Institute earlier today to give a presentation talk to WI members about the valuable work of the mountain rescue volunteers, in and around Buxton.
It was also a chance for the Team to say thank you to Buxton WI for a generous donation they gave the team last year when the WI members decided not to send each other Christmas cards but instead collected the money they would have spent on cards, and donated it the team for our drone fund. This very generous donation, in conjunction …