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Happpy First Birthday to our Newest team member

The newest recruit to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is just 12 months old but has the advantage of four legs and a very sensitive nose.

Isla is a red border collie who had her first birthday on 20th November.  She is now the family pet of team member Mark Williams who has been with Buxton MRT for twenty-four years.   But Isla is not just a family pet, she is destined to play a very important role in future team activities if she can successfully complete a very …

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Waitrose Buxton, Community Matters.

The supermarket chain, Waitrose, is again helping Buxton MRT to raise funds.

Each month the store donates £1,000 to local good causes divided between three organisations.  At the check-out customers are given a green token which can then be dropped into one of three clear boxes near the exit.  At the end of each month the £1,000 is shared between the charities proportional to the number of tokens dropped in each box.

The rescue team needs to raise over £30,000 each year to remain an operational unit so every penny counts.  Waitrose Buxton is in the Springs Shopping Centre so please get down …

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Kenton Cool & Heather Geluk

As part of the Buxton Adventure Festival, Heather Geluk and Kenton Cool will be presenting an animated talk at Buxton Pavilion Arts Theatre this Saturday 7th November starting at 7.30 pm. (tickets via Opera House Box Office).

The promoters have kindly agreed to Buxton MRT making a bucket collection at the event.

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers. He has successfully climbed Mount Everest eleven times. He will be talking about his latest expedition to Nanda Devi East, and also about his latest book One Man’s Everest.

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Winter draws on. Are you ready?

This weekend, 24th October, the clocks go back and darkness will descend an hour sooner.  It’s a sign of winter closing in and a time of year when all those venturing onto the hills and moors should think about their skills and the equipment they carry.

The early fall of darkness traditionally catches a few people still on the hills without a light or sufficient knowledge and equipment to find their way off.  A call for help often results in one or more rescue teams being called out for a two …

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Nigel Vardy joins the team.

Internationally renowned mountaineer, Nigel Vardy, has joined Buxton Mountain Rescue Team as an Associate Member to help with training, fundraising and operational support.

Nigel is a man of many talents; an international mountaineer, a motivational speaker, an author and a record breaking climber.  He describes himself as 6′ 2″, blue eyed and scarred.  Nigel has taken part in many climbs and adventures around the world.  However, it was in 1999 that he suffered severe frostbite whilst climbing on Mount McKinley in Alaska.  His injuries left him with horrendous amputations of his fingers, toes and nose.  Nigel says, “Watching parts of my body die …

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Control Vehicle Shows OFF

The team’s new Incident Control Vehicle took pride of place on a stand at the National Emergency Service Show at the N.E.C, Birmingham this week.

The stand was hosted by A.P.B. Mobile Installations Ltd which carried out all the electrical fittings for the new Control vehicle.  Placed amongst  dozens of shiny new fire appliances, ambulances and police cars it generated widespread attention from other rescue team members.

Photo credit:  BMRT  – The team’s new control vehicle on display but dwarfed by the biggest airport fire appliance imaginable.  Glad …

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It’s no jammy result from Buton Athletic Club

On Saturday 14th September Buxton Athletic Club celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the Pavilion Gardens monthly 5km run (

The run is held on the second Saturday of every month and there’s usually a stall selling delicious home made cakes and jams which are sold for a nominated charity.  This month the club chose Buxton Mountain Rescue Team as the nominated charity.

The morning started wet with a typical Buxton downpour which thankfully subsided before the 9am start.  There were an amazing 82 runners, some who were race masters, and some who just turned out to have a go!  The throng included a group …

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Team makes new Friends in Macclesfield.

It was a chance meeting whilst members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team were fundraising in Macclesfield that led to “The Macclesfield Women’s Friendship Group” inviting the team to explain more about mountain rescue at one of their meetings.

On a late summers evening in September Dr Matt Stagg, a Macclesfield resident himself, attended the United Reformed Church Hall, armed with a laptop and projector.  He took the audience of approximately thirty ladies on an hour long tour of the history of mountain rescue both nationally and locally.  Matt described the roles and capabilities of the Buxton team and the voluntary service that it provides to the local community both urban and more …

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Radio 4. Thursday 3.00pm

In late June this year BBC Radio 4′s “Open Country” program met up with team members at Pooles Cavern, Buxton.

The team was about to embark on one of its regular evening training exercises, on this occasion, in Grinlow Woods, Buxton.  Willing “victims” were secreted about the country park waiting for enthusiastic rescue members to find them and treat their injuries.  Especially recruited to help for the night were Open Country presenter, Helen Mark and producer, Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

It was a chance meeting at one of the local village fete’s which the team attended that resulted in the BBC asking if they could come along …

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New Tea Room cooks up support

Local couple, Tegg and Laura, (yes, Tegg is his real name!), have opened a tea room in the warden’s building at Tegg’s Nose Country Park near Macclesfield.  They have given up secure, well paid, jobs to begin a new adventure providing tea, coffee, cake and pork pies to walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers and anyone else who happens to pop into Tegg’s Nose.

On their own initiative, the new teashop owners chose Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to benefit from their opening day. Local companies donated …

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