My thanks to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team for accepting me as their President. I’ll do everything I can to promote the excellent work done by the team.
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Vardy as our new President. Nigel has been associated with the team for several years, and despite a busy schedule has been able to take part in a number of events with us. He brings to the team a huge breadth of experience of both mountaineering and acting as an ambassador for the great outdoors. On being appointed as President Nigel wrote the following piece.
“I am delighted to have been elected as President of the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. It is a great honour, and I will do my very best to support and promote them and their excellent work.
I’m Derbyshire born and bred and spent my childhood enjoying the Peak District; this has given me a great love for the outdoors and the wonderful benefits it brings. I have always been a strong believer in fresh air, open spaces and exercise – aspects that have been vital over the recent COVID pandemic.
I’ve climbed mountains in many of the world’s great ranges, raced across glaciers, lived in tropical jungles, boiled, frozen, fallen, sunk and even been reported missing. I also have extensive experience in both international relief and charity work. These adventures have given me contacts in the national and international press which will be of great benefit to the promotion of the team.
I’ve supported Mountain Rescue for many years and first became connected with the Buxton Team in 2015. Since then, I have helped with fundraising, team training and social events.
I look forward to working more closely with everyone and highlighting the astounding work they do”.