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I think most of us will agree that the last year was probably the fastest and most intensive years of our lives so far. From the outset our introduction with the TL was rather daunting, we sat listening and watching all the things we would be learning in what looked like would […]

First Year as a New Team Member


In the River Derwent at Matlock.
Last weekend, five of our team members took part in a water rescue training course. Two were acting as instructors and the other three were students. All of our team members undergo basic water safety awareness training, and this course is the next level of progression from that. It is […]

Water Rescue Training


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Are you interested in learning about the history associated with our local countryside? There are several guided walks planned this year of varying distance and ability where you will be guided by experts in the area and told interesting facts along the way. 2016 -17 definative walking schedule Attached you […]

Walks back in Time



Our control vehicle has been into the garage today to have a new exhaust fitted.
Our team vehicles have to be ready and available for use 24/7, and keeping them ready for action can be quite challenging. Today our control vehicle “Mobile 2” has been in the garage for a new exhaust fitting. Whilst fitting a new exhaust is normally straightforward, this vehicle presents a […]

Team Vehicle Maintenance


Landing the Air Ambulance on the moors above Holme Moss
On Sunday 10th April we were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and had a suspected broken leg. He was in the vicinity of the summit of Holme Moss, but located some distance from the nearest roadside access, which was well over a mile away. Because of […]

Providing Help in Remote Areas


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On Sunday 6th March a number of our team took part in a training exercise focusing on how to rescue a casualty from a crag environment. We met at Langsett at 9am ready to go, and were immediately given the brief that we had been contacted by a walker who […]

Crag Rescue Training Exercise




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Yesterday we were called with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to assist Yorkshire Ambulance with a fallen walker with an ankle injury near the Strines Reservoir. The walker was treated at the scene and then carried by stretcher to the ambulance. Thanks to Sugworth Hall for allowing access to MRT.

Call-out: Injured Walker


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Mountain Rescue Teams across the country have had a busy December providing water rescue support to the victims of flooding in Penrith and Carlisle early December and then Littleborough, Salford and York over the festive season. Team members also remained back at home to continue to provide support to their […]

Swift Water Rescue Training



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The recent hand-over of the RAF Search and Rescue service to a civilian operator, and the consequent change of aircraft has meant that the whole team has had to undergo basic familiarization training so we can work with the new Sikorsky S92 helicopters. The above photograph was taken on a […]

S92 Familiarization


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To be able to provide life saving assistance in a hostile environment requires a significant amount of knowledge and expertise. Consequently all of our new volunteer members undergo a rigorous induction and training programme, and existing team members undergo periodic re-assessments of their skills. Typically, the whole team trains every […]

Training


So Much More Than Mountains
As a mountain rescue team, we are obviously associated with providing help and assistance to people who get into difficulties out on the hills. Because of the core skill set that we have to develop in order to support this primary role, our volunteers are also often called upon to […]

So Much More Than Mountains



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Martha has had a busy few weeks since we introduced her to you. She has been to see the team a number of times and it has to be said she brings out the soft side in all that meet her with team members offering cuddles to her on the […]

An update on our youngest trainee


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Meet Martha The newest trainee of Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Martha was born on the 28th September 2014. Her Dad is a working farm border collie and Mum used to be, but is now a family pet. Martha came to live with her handler Lisa Brearley and family on the […]

Welcome to our newest trainee