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Picnic on Mam Tor

One of our team members recently had a conversation with a member of staff at the Hollowford Centre in Castleton. The discussion was over the new all-terrain wheelchair purchased by the centre and the Lindley Educational Trust to allow access to the countryside for those with limited mobility.

It just so happened the team member’s neighbour had been injured some time ago in a serious accident involving a paraglider and was no longer able to get out and about into the countryside he had spent so many years enjoying.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Live Sunday 25th April 2021 7.00pm (bst)

Sunday was a little bit different to the team’s normal weekend activities. We had a great time being media stars for the afternoon as we presented our first live media streaming event, with our “Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Live”.

The BMRT live event exceeded all of our expectations and was a credit to all the team’s volunteers and the production team from Sound Credit TV, who were supported by Crows Nest Films, were fantastic, we couldn’t have done it without them. Even our very own Bernard the dog, the team’s mascot made a rare …

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The Annual General Meeting, and a word from our President.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team held its Annual General Meeting recently. To ensure the charity was able to safely hold the AGM, it was held, as is usual nowadays, online.

In a first for our Team, online voting was organised in a confidential manner, and a huge extra thank you to the team members who made that part of the AGM possible, in addition to the extra work required by the Team Secretary to organise the AGM. Don’t forget, these and many other team members and Trustees help to organise the running of …

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Peak Raid raise money for mountain rescue.

Last year, with most physical races cancelled because of Covid-19, Peak Raid organised a series of very successful GPS based virtual events. Runners who took part were encouraged to donate to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and as a result of their generosity we are delighted to have received a donation of £1613.20 to support our work.

Peak Raid races, based in the Peak District National Park, are a series of fell running events which combine challenging navigation, route choice and terrain. Due to the recent restrictions these have been GPS based events using the …

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Macclesfield Harriers and Athletic Club.

This week we were delighted to receive a very generous donation of £1118 from Macclesfield Harriers and Athletic Club.

During the recent months of lockdown, the club arranged a series of ‘virtual events’ to encourage their members to keep up with their daily exercise while following guidelines on staying covid-compliant.

The Harriers and the Team have many connections over many years, with ex and current team members also being part of the Harriers. In addition to many Harriers enter the local running events, many of which are marshalled by …

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Its number 16 in an ongoing series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress, Gillian Halliday. 

As many of you will know Gillian has been producing quizzes, the proceeds of which are sent to the Team, for many years. The Team is very grateful to Gillian and her ongoing support.

This time, there are 60 questions, and the theme is British place names which include the name of a British river.

SAE plus £1 cash/cheque made payable to Mrs G. Halliday, to ‘Lorien’. Main Road. Stickney. …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has eyes in the sky.

The operation of the team’s drone section has been reviewed over the last couple of months. The drone pilots are certified by the Civil Aviation Authority and fly under strict operating rules that are laid down in our ‘Permission to fly Commercial Operations’ document.

It is a requirement that pilots maintain certain levels of competency, complete a specified minimum amount of flight time, and ensure operational safety. Recently, the drone section completed their first face to face training session for several months.

To reduce the possibility of the spread of Covid-19, …

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and Blue Peter

In August 2020, the team worked with the YouTuber, Adam B and the long running children’s programme, Blue Peter.

Part of the CBBC’s programme was to introduce Adam to the role of becoming a Blue Peter presenter and following tradition, he was tasked with a very interesting challenge! His challenge was to complete a stretcher lower down from the top of the quarry face to imitate a crag rescue with the team stretcher. He did brilliantly!

The team have made a short video which can be seen on the …

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Sky News meet Buxton Mountain Rescue Team supporting local communities on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Following a request from the local Medical Centre, both Buxton MRT and Kinder MRT were placed on standby to assist the transportation of elderly members of the community to the Medical Centre for their vaccines. At the time, heavy snow and icy conditions had been forecast and the support of the mountain rescue teams 4 wheel drive vehicles and casualty care skills was requested by the Medical Centre.

A short tweet by one of our social media team was picked up by Sky News, who arrived at our base the following morning to talk …

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