Quality facilities in partnership with Edale Mountain Rescue Team
Peak Mountain Training strives to deliver high quality national governing body award courses in rock climbing and mountaineering. Being based in the Peak District ensures that we have access to some fantastic moorland and some of the best single pitch crags in the country.
Inevitably, a proportion of many of our courses require access to meeting room and lecture facilities and that's where we have teamed up with Edale Mountain Rescue Team to provide some of the best facilities in the High Peak area.
With access to Edale MRT's Headquarters our courses make use of modern and practical training rooms with access to multi media projectors for lectures and presentations as well a drying room and kitchen. This dedicated rescue and training centre was purpose built within LaFarge Cement Works in Hope near Castleton and is maintained by public donation.
As a provider we are proud to support one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Team's in England and Wales and maintain the link between the mountaineering awards and the Mountain Rescue community.
About Edale MRT
Due to the large number of outdoor activities carried out in the Peak District, coupled with the high number of visitors/participants, Edale Mountain Rescue Team is one of the busiest mountain rescue teams in the country. Since the beginning of 2000 team members have been involved in over 900 incidents (140 in 2010). These incidents have occurred whilst people have been partaking in nearly every outdoor activity possible on dry land or in the air; walking, climbing, fell running, mountain biking, horse riding, trials biking, hand gliding, paragliding, fixed wing gliding and even fishing.
As with all other UK teams, Edale MRT is made up entirely of volunteers who come from all walks of life and give up their time freely. Many of the teams members also work for the full time emergency services and health authorities.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team receives no central funding from government and relies entirely on donations to raise the money needed to run the team, which is generally in the region of £50,000 per annum. All monies raised are used to improve the service offered to the public by investing in equipment maintenance and renewal, training for members, running our 3 response vehicles and 1 search control vehicle; as well as planning for a secure financial future for the team. The majority of monies raised are through the hard work of team members. However the team is supported in this task by our valued support group "Friends in High Places" who have been assisting us since 2001.