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The “Red” Jacket – Neil’s story…………

In the second of our interviews with people who have joined the team and been awarded their “Red Jacket”, on completion of months of training, we catch up with Neil Waterhouse on how he came to join Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

As said previously, becoming a member of a voluntary mountain rescue team is something that cannot be taken lightly; it is a huge personal commitment, and you will need the support and understanding of family, friends and people around you.

It is however an extremely rewarding and satisfying “thing” …

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The Red Jacket………

Becoming a member of a voluntary
mountain rescue team is something that cannot be taken lightly; it is a huge personal
commitment, and you will need the support and understanding of family, friends
and people around you.

It is however and extremely
rewarding and satisfying “thing” to do. There can be no greater satisfaction
over knowing that today, or indeed any point since joining the team, that you
and your fellow team members will turn out, in all kinds of weather, at any
time of the day to help someone who has slipped, tripped, fallen, suffered an
injury or medical episode; or …

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Fell’n’Back 2019

A thank you to our local breweries who helped us put on the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Fell’n’Back 2019 race.

Without the support of the these local breweries, who generously supplied the prizes for the runners, we couldn’t put this event on and make it the success it is.

All the funds raised from “our” fell race go to support the annual running costs, of £45,000 of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

The team, which is a registered charity and made up entirely of volunteers are on call 24/7/365 …

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Fell’n’Back 2019 – the results are in!

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped the rescue team organise the Fell’n’Back race, and of course thank you to the hardy fell runners who took part.

On the day, the conditions were somewhat challenging and without the support of everybody leading up to the race, and on the race day, it couldn’t have been the success it was.

We do apologise to residents for the parking issues around the start point. We are looking at alternative arrangements for next year. We recognise …

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Fell ‘n’ Back 2019

Following on from the success of the first Fell ‘n’ Back, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team are organising this years run for Saturday 28th September.

If you’re a runner, or just want to help, please get in contact with us.

Date: Saturday 28th September Time: 11.00 amLocation: Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Burbage, Buxton. SK17 6ULDistance: 11 milesOnline entries (preferred): £10Entries on the day:£12Entry limit: 200

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All the proceeds of this event go to support the …

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Joint training weekend with South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team

A number of team members have been in North Wales for an action packed weekend of training . Shortly after arriving on the Friday evening, team members, many of who are new trainees, were quickly faced with a search and rescue exercise in a steep gorge. The scenario involved a precarious rescue of a casualty who was located on the water’s edge, in a steep gorge, with a severe leg injury.  Practicing their casualty care skills, stretcher lifting and rope works skills, saw the team hauling the casualty on a stretcher up a steep wooded embankment through to the open …

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Swapping the Mountains for Marathons

We’re very proud of our Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Vice Chairman Kerry Clarke who successfully completed her first London Marathon last weekend in just 4 hours and 46 minutes.

In conversation with the website editor earlier this week, Kerry stated: “I’m fine, I feel alright, but my legs are little tired”. Kerry – we’re not surprised – what a fantastic achievement! Well done from all of your fellow team members and friends.

Kerry, from Sutton, has been a member of Buxton Mountain Rescue for 14 years and ran the marathon to raise funds for Dementia Revolution. Dressed as a blue fairy, she …

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‘Urbanised’ Team Training For Buxton Mountain Rescue

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team carry out almost 100 training sessions each year, to ensure that every team member is as fully equipped as possible to be able to provide help and assistance when required.

Most of the training is carried out in rural locations across the Peak District, and sometimes much further afield. Training typically covers a variety of different topics, including communications testing, search techniques, rope work and rescue recovery, first aid and a number of scenarios. However, our next session will see Buxton Mountain Rescue team members training very close to home, …

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Deputy Team Leader Rob receives commendation

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Deputy Team Leader Rob, recently received a Royal Humane Society Certificate of Commendation from Derbyshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable. This was following his involvement in a rescue on High Tor in Matlock Bath, last year.

Members of the public had contacted the Police after hearing faint cries for help in the High Tor area. Rob, who is a serving Police Officer with  Derbyshire Constabulary was deployed to respond to the reports of cries for help. He was able to locate the elderly walker who had fallen some distance off the path and was balanced precariously above a …

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Radio Derby live with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Its been a busy few days for all the teams volunteers of late, having been involved in four incidents over a six day period. As if that wasn’t enough, the Drone Team were up bright and early this morning to be interviewed live on Radio Derby.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team recently became the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones to help search for missing people.

If you didn’t catch the interview this morning,  pop onto our Facebook page and click on the link and listen from 1 hour and …

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