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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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Eyes in the skies – welcome to the Drone Team

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has become the first Mountain Rescue England and Wales team to be granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the use of drones. The approval will enable the rescue team to be able to use the drones to search for missing persons in places where access is difficult or unsafe for team members.

The approval is the culmination of a project, which started nearly 18 months ago by two team members, Roger Bennett and Carney James Turner who had a chance conversation with staff of the Pure Buxtonmagazine.

The project started with an advertising campaign led …

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It’s Quiz time to help Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Quiz number 14 of  an on-going series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress Gillian Halliday  is now up and running.

There are 60 questions on place names in British Isles which contain an item of clothing, jewellery or accessory.   SAE plus £1 cash/cheque made payable to Mrs G. Halliday, to ‘Lorien’. Main Road. Stickney. Boston. Lincolnshire. PE22 8AG.

Available by PayPal £1.40p using PayPal link, quiz will then be emailed asap.   1st Prize £10. In the event of a tie, winner will be picked at random plus 1 x £5 Prize to be picked at random from all entries returned irrespective …

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John Mayer 1937 – 2018

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is sad to acknowledge the death of John Mayer the team’s most senior member who joined the rescue team in 1965 during its very early and formative days.

John, originally from Manchester, was a skilled rock-climber with great experience of the crags in Wales, the Lakes and Scotland.

As a life-long lover of the great outdoors he would willingly volunteer to help those in need of assistance on the Peak district moors and almost accidentally became part of the newly forming rescue team in Buxton.  In the days long before mobile phones and GPS navigation devices people lost …

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All those blue tokens make a real difference

After a series of posts urging people to vote in the Whaley Bridge and Buxton Tesco stores, we were delighted to finally meet the store’s community representative, Bev Scott, and the local enabler, Elizabeth Edwards as they presented us with a huge cheque for £4,000 towards our digital radio upgrade project.

The team came out top in the customer vote in the Bags of Help appeal during September and October.  We are pleased to say the other two worthy causes walked away with £2,000 and £1,000 each.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Leader, Neil Carruthers said “Mountain Rescue Team members are all unpaid volunteers …

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Quiz Night – The real winners

Four members of the team took part in the Quiz Night at the Queen’s in Dove Holes on Sunday evening.

Local resident, Ian Lomas put on the spectacular Lumpys Music Quiz and about 100 locals and friends turned up to support the appeal for funds for The Christie and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

Our four claimed the booby prize but both charities were the real winners, each receiving a cheque for £440.

We’d like to thank Ian for nominating us alongside The Christie and landlord Kevin for hosting the event.

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