Welcome to our website

Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) operates in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire and is one of the busiest Mountain Rescue teams in the country. 2023 was the busiest year in the history of Edale Mountain Rescue. Team members were involved in 147 incidents throughout our operational area, which covers parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

We are a registered charity, number 1138626.

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to our website, I hope you find it informative and interesting.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team held its first training exercise in 1956, meeting outside the Nags Head pub in Edale. Since that day, generations of team members have been on call, day and night 365 days a year to help those in need on the hills. In recent years our assistance has been requested by various police forces to help search for missing people closer to the urban fringes that surround our locality. Whilst technology advances and undoubtably assist in what we do, the most important element of our team are its members. Not only the operational people who go on the hill but also our support members that work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the team running.

Like all other teams within the UK we are a registered charity and rely solely on donations to fund our work. This would not be possible without the generosity of public who take the time to send a donation, put money in collecting tins and undertake sponsored events to raise money for us. All our team members are volunteers and with the exception of a few administrative costs the money we receive is used solely to fund the operation of the team and secure its future going forward.

If you require assistance from Mountain Rescue:

DIAL 999

Ask for Police & Mountain Rescue

Give the operator the exact location of the incident, the nature of any injuries, the number of casualties and your phone number

Stay near your telephone and stay put until told otherwise