Snow Assist Branside area
- Call out for year: 21
- Date: 18/03/18
- Time: 11:56 am
- Grid ref: SK 04140 71106
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Other(1)
- Team members involved: 2
- Time taken: 4.13
- Total man hours: 8.26
The team was called to do a welfare check on an elderly farmer in the Brandside Area of Buxton.
Here’s the report from Volunteer team member Carina.
‘We were asked by our TL to check on a remote farm in the Brandside area. We got less than half a mile up the Leek Road when the deep snow drifts were too much even for the Team Land Rover. We tried the lower roads instead and were able to get within half a mile of the farm, having to do the remainder on foot. With gale force winds and thigh deep snow drifts it was an adventure. We arrived at the farm and delivered much needed fresh (unfrozen) water and chocolate bars.