High Peak MP Robert Largan recently met with Glossop Mountain Rescue Team (GMRT) at their base in Glossop.
GMRT is part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, having responsibility for rescues on Bleaklow, Kinder and Black Hill, and the other moorland hills around Glossop.
Robert was given a tour of the base on Ellison Street to see their rescue and casualty care kit, vehicles. After a short presentation about the rescue team’s work, Robert met the whole team and trustees.
GMRT is a self-funding team of volunteers, offering a vital service to those needing help in the mountains and surrounding area.
Since being established over 60 years ago, GMRT has been at its current base in the rear yard of Glossop Police Station on Ellison Street in the town centre.
Having outgrown the base, GMRT is looking to move premises. Robert is supporting this work by lobbying the local and central Government for funding and help with identifying suitable premises to maintain their current commitment.
For more information about GMRT, visit gmrt.org.uk. You can also donate online www.justgiving.com/glossopmrt.
Robert Largan MP for High Peak said:
“It was good to visit Glossop Mountain Rescue Team and to have a chat with the team.
“We’re lucky to have brilliant local mountain rescue teams with so many committed volunteers. They’ve saved countless lives over the years.
“With the pandemic and lots of people travelling to our area, they’ve been even busier than usual over the last 18 months. Thank you to our mountain rescue teams.”