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Winnats Pass, west of Castleton

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist our neighbours at Edale Mountain Rescue Team as is usual for midweek “snatch” incidents.

A walker had taken a tumble on the path leading up from the car park at the base of Winnats sustaining a painful lower leg injury. Edale team members already in the area were first on scene and were able to provide the initial medical treatment before the casualty was placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to the road.

After further assessment of the injury, …

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Millers Dale, east of Buxton

When the phone goes for a callout, you are never sure what the rescue will involve. Call out number 25 for the year was slightly unusual in that it involved a dog rather than a person.

A local resident was out walking in the Monsal Trail area with two dogs which had followed an animal trail away from the path. One then turned back but the spirit of adventure took the other across the river and up a steep slope towards the limestone cliffs, where it disappeared from view. A friend was enlisted to …

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Kinder Scout

As they were crossing the Kinder Plateau two walkers, on day 11 of a 500 mile walk from Gretna to London in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action, sensibly made a 999 call to Derbyshire Constabulary to request help from Mountain Rescue. The mixture of poor visibility, wind, rain, and cold temperatures had made their progress both slow and difficult over the top of the plateau and their physical condition was deteriorating.

The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation – PDMRO Duty Controller was able to locate their position using phone find technology. Two …

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Kinder Scout plateau

The Kinder Search Plan was initiated for a mountain biker who was unsure of their location and benighted somewhere on the Kinder Scout plateau. Glossop, Edale, Buxton and Kinder mountain rescue teams were teams tasked to search their allocated areas of the plateau.

Subsequent information via Sarloc confirmed that the missing person was north of Sandyhays and was moving in a northerly direction.

Members of Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were able to locate the mountain biker and take care of the biker.

As the missing persons whereabouts …

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Cressbrook Dale, Wardlow Mires

While descending a track into Cressbrook Dale, a fell runner took a tumble resulting in a painful lower leg injury. It became quite apparent that self-evacuation was not a sensible option. The runner dialled 999 and asked for Police and Mountain Rescue. Phone find technology was used to establish the location of the casualty and as is usual for a mid-week incident both Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton MRT were called out to attend.

After walking south from Wardlow Mires for some distance along the valley floor of Cressbrook Dale the first …

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