Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News
An unusually quiet period for the team, with only five call outs in this two month period.
January and February saw an interesting mix of call outs for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team. Assisting with regional flooding, evacuating snow stranded motorists, and providing support to our neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams, Calder Valley and Oldham kept us on our toes.
The year ended on a quieter note, with 5 incidents in November and 6 in December.
In October we reached a record for the number of call outs in a year, with two months still to go in 2021. A call out to assist the ambulance service at Middleton Bike Park was our 79th call out of the year, overtaking the previous record, which was set in 2018 and was the result of a very large number of call outs around the Beast from the East winter storms.
This was a quieter period for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team with only 11 call outs. Four of these were in July and seven in August.
By the mid-point of the year, we had reached 57 call outs: in 2020 we had attended 39 call outs at the same stage. This is a 46% year on year increase.
March and April continued our extremely busy period, with 16 incidents, bringing our total for the year to 44.
The first two months of 2021 was a record breaking period for the team, with 28 incidents: the largest ever amount in a two month timescale.