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Gwilym Clement Jones

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Gwilym, an Honorary Life Member of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was a huge and important part of Gwilym’s life.

Gwilym, or Gwil as we knew him, was born in Denbigh North Wales.  He was a proud Welshman, indeed he only spoke Welsh until he  went to school.

In his early years, he enjoyed a great many activities, including scouting, which led to his love of the outdoors. 

Gwil had a varied career. …

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Message from Mountain Rescue England & Wales and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team ask you to please read the important message below from Mountain Rescue England & Wales.

It is absolutely vital that we continue to take the government guidelines regarding travel and exercise very seriously. Whilst we have been greatly comforted to see the majority of people doing just that, we too have been disappointed to see a selfish minority still travelling to the Peak District National Park and carry out outdoor activities – not just walkers, but other users of outdoor spaces too. Sadly, some local residents have also been also …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team – “Live” broadcast across all social media platforms.

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 …

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Search Dog Megan

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 …

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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
entries close)….

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Keep Your Chinook Up

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.

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The Spine MRT challenge

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 …

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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 RNLILowland 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

This …

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Christmas Cracker

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.

The race starts and finishes at the Tittesworth Water visitor centre and takes a route over The Roaches, passing many famous crags and with amazing views over the surrounding countryside.

This year, the team had three runners in the race, Clare who is training for Mountain Rescue Spine Challenger, who won her …

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